> I looked on the website for a reason and haven't found one...
For examples of rather complex text based documentation that has stood the tests of time read the RFCs, internet drafts, and other works published by the IETF. Text based documentation was the de facto universal standard 20 years ago, and it is still widely circulated in the world of computer science.
In Crockford's defense he has discussed this in the third section of this page:
In your defense this reasoning is entirely absent from jslint.com/lint.html
Austin Cheney, CISSP