JSON Schema: A Media Type for Describing JSON Documents

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Authors Austin Wright  , Henry Andrews  , Ben Hutton  , Greg Dennis 
Last updated 2020-03-20 (latest revision 2019-09-17)
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JSON Schema defines the media type "application/schema+json", a JSON- based format for describing the structure of JSON data. JSON Schema asserts what a JSON document must look like, ways to extract information from it, and how to interact with it. The "application/ schema-instance+json" media type provides additional feature-rich integration with "application/schema+json" beyond what can be offered for "application/json" documents.


Austin Wright (aaa@bzfx.net)
Henry Andrews (andrews_henry@yahoo.com)
Ben Hutton (bh7@sanger.ac.uk)
Greg Dennis (gregsdennis@yahoo.com)

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