Friday, August 4th, 2006


Category: JSON

JSON was born in 2002, and has really flourished alongside Ajax in the past eighteen months. And now Doug Crockford has established a a JSON RFC: The application/json Media Type for JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) (via Sleepyhead).

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a lightweight, text-based, language-independent data interchange format. It was derived from the ECMAScript Programming Language Standard. JSON defines a small set of formatting rules for the portable representation of structured data.

JSON standardization is presumably a priority in light of’s JSONRequest proposal … the component, if implemented, will work like XMLHttpRequest but allow secure calls across domains.

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 9:41 am

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good start, but i think there needs to be support for synchronous (blocking) requests.

also, the regex is wrong. ;-)

(yes, i’m contacting the author)

thinking further out, why not also have a way of getting binary data from remote servers? if i want to have a cool JSONRequest fetch for my data, why do i still need to create an IMG element to get a picture?

Comment by frosty — August 4, 2006

[…] Two cool articles on Ajaxian today.  One discussing ways that JSON is replacing XML as data transport for some web scenarios, and another showing how XML Data Islands can let you grab XML without needing to explicitly parse with MSXML. […]

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