JSON Schema: A Media Type for Describing JSON Documents

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Last updated 2017-10-18 (latest revision 2017-04-16)
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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, ideal for annotating existing JSON APIs that would not otherwise have hypermedia controls or be machine-readable.


Austin Wright (aaa@bzfx.net)
Henry Andrews (henry@cloudflare.com)

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