The JSON Data Interchange Format
draft-ietf-json-rfc4627bis-09

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JSON Working Group                                          T. Bray, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                              Google, Inc.
Obsoletes: 4627 (if approved)                          December 10, 2013
Intended status: Standards Track
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                    The JSON Data Interchange Format
                     draft-ietf-json-rfc4627bis-09

Abstract

   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.

   This document removes inconsistencies with other specifications of
   JSON, repairs specification errors, and offers experience-based
   interoperability guidance.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Specifications of JSON  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.3.  Introduction to This Revision . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  JSON Grammar  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Values  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Arrays  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Strings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  String and Character Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     8.1.  Character Encoding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.2.  Unicode Characters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.3.  String Comparison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Parsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. Generators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   11. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   12. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   13. Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   14. Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   15. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     15.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     15.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix A.  Changes from RFC 4627  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
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