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Re: XSLT functions for JSON

Subject: Re: XSLT functions for JSON
From: Robert Koberg <rob@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 14:47:12 -0400
Re:  XSLT functions for JSON
On Sun, 2008-05-18 at 12:35 -0600, M. David Peterson wrote:
> On Sun, 18 May 2008 07:52:35 -0600, Jesper Tverskov <jesper@xxxxxxxxxxx>  
> wrote:
> > property names in JSON could begin with characters not allowed as
> > first character in XML like "$" (used by Goggle) and "@", and "#" used
> > by article.
> This list also includes numbers, so while a sequence of numbers e.g. (1,  
> 2, 3) is valid as far as XSLT is concerned (and therefore a JSON array  
> could easily be converted to a valid sequence), it would be invalid to do  
> something like <array><1/><2/><3/></array>, though as per Robert's  
> suggestion, you could do something like  
> <array><i>1</i><i>2</i><i>3</i></array>.  

If I remeber correctly, org.json and json-lib (my preferred java
library) would write this as:


Again, the best that could be done is to follow the rules laid out by

> Of course, if the entire point  
> is to enabled to traverse a JSON document in the same way you would  
> traverse an XML document (a.k.a XPath), then, once again, it seems to me  
> the real problem to solve here is how do we go about traversing a JSON  
> document with XPath instead of how do we convert JSON to XML and back  
> again.

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