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Re: ten years later, time to repeat it?

  • From: John Snelson <john.snelson@o...>
  • To: Joe Fawcett <joefawcett@h...>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:21:12 +0000

Re:  ten years later
Joe Fawcett wrote:
>> That said, JSON seems to be contaminated with JavaScript cruft. For
>> example, instead of:
>> "foo": 123
>> you should be able to do:
>> foo: 123
> You can use that in JSON if you prefer, the quotes are only needed for property names with spaces.

Not according to the grammar at json.org, or the JSON RFC. That's 
probably one of the big problems with JSON - there are lots of subsets 
of Javascript object notation that people think are valid JSON, but 
actually aren't.


[1] http://www.json.org/
[2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4627.txt

John Snelson, Oracle Corporation            http://snelson.org.uk/john
Berkeley DB XML:        http://www.oracle.com/database/berkeley-db/xml
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