JSON Path (jsonpath)

WG Name JSON Path
Acronym jsonpath
Area Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-jsonpath-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Additional Resources
- GitHub Organization
Personnel Chairs James Gruessing 
Tim Bray 
Area Director Francesca Palombini 
Mailing list Address jsonpath@ietf.org
To subscribe https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/jsonpath
Archive https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/jsonpath/
Jabber chat Room address xmpp:jsonpath@jabber.ietf.org?join
Logs https://jabber.ietf.org/logs/jsonpath/

Charter for Working Group

JSONPath is a syntax, originally based on the XML "XPath" design,
which selects fields and values from a JSON document. It is
used in a variety of applications which rely on JSON message

JSONPath was originally described by Stefan Goessner [1] but has
never had an official specification of any kind, and the 39+
implementations, while mostly compatible, differ in certain

Note that while JSON Pointer (RFC 6901) is already standardised, it is
designed to provide a reference to a single, specific part of a JSON
document, whereas JSONPath provides the ability to query a document
and potentially return multiple values.

The WG will develop a standards-track JSONPath specification that
is technically sound and complete, based on the common semantics
and other aspects of existing implementations. Where there are
differences, the working group will analyze those differences and
make choices that rough consensus considers technically best, with
an aim toward minimizing disruption among the different JSONPath

Possible input documents are:

* https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-goessner-dispatch-jsonpath/

* https://jsonpath-standard.github.io/internet-draft/

[1] https://goessner.net/articles/JsonPath/


Date Milestone
1 Jun 2021 Standards Track document defining JSON Path to the IESG