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Re: Why JSON?

From: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 12:10:49 -0400
Message-ID: <4527D189.2040502@adida.net>
To: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
CC: Hans Teijgeler <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Paap, Onno" <onno.paap@gmail.com>

In addition, because you can request Javascript SCRIPTs in HTML from
third-party domains, an HTML page can combine JSON objects from
different sources in any JS-compatible browser (with a little bit of
extra manipulation to notify the calling page that the JSON object has
been loaded.)


Ideally, the browser security model will evolve to be a bit more
consistent regarding third-party data access, though great care is
required, of course. In the meantime, JSON and JSONP are the only way.


Richard Newman wrote:
> Because RDF/XML, SPARQL-XML, and turtle are great, but nothing beats
> var mine = eval ("(" + input + ")");
> in Javascript.
> That's a big deal.
> Also, a JSON serialiser is trivial to write.
Received on Saturday, 7 October 2006 16:30:21 UTC

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