Re: [JSON] What *is* JSON?

From: Richard Cyganiak <>
Subject: Re: [JSON] What *is* JSON?
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:05:26 -0500

> 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 which defines a syntax (and even
>> states that it is incomplete) and,
>> 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

Maybe, but where is the mapping from the sequence of Unicode characters
to Javascript object specified?

In any case, there should be something on the WG pages that indicates
that the WG thinks JSON is.


Received on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:16:59 UTC