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Re: [JSON] What *is* JSON?

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:14:43 +0000
Message-ID: <4D8A46A3.8000104@webr3.org>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> 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?

informally perhaps, but even just a single boolean value, or a number, 
or a string is valid JSON.
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