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Re: [JSON] What *is* JSON?

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:05:26 +0000
Cc: <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, <nathan@webr3.org>
Message-Id: <4C85A538-FA22-4671-9B36-BD332CFD1478@cyganiak.de>
To: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
On 23 Mar 2011, at 19:00, Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider wrote:
> I'm really interested in just what *is* JSON?  Is there a standard? 
> 

> The charter doesn't point to anything.  Neither does the JSON task force
> page.
> 
> All I can find is http://www.json.org/ which defines a syntax (and even
> states that it is incomplete) and http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4627.txt,
> which is again only a syntax.  Perhaps JSON is only a syntax and there
> is no data model!

Isn't the data model simply Javascript objects, as defined in ECMA-262?

Best,
Richard



> 
> 
> If the WG doesn't have a notion of just what JSON is I don't see how the
> WG can proceed.  
> 
> 
> Peter F. Patel-Schneider
> Bell Labs Research
> 
Received on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:06:01 UTC

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