[apps-discuss] draft-pbryan-zyp-json-pointer progress

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Thu, 29 December 2011 14:04 UTC

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Subject: [apps-discuss] draft-pbryan-zyp-json-pointer progress
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Paul,

just checking: do we have a plan for the I18N issues?

Also, while discussing this on the Jackrabbit mailing list, one 
potential issue was brought up:

If we do not special-case array addressing, a given pointer, such as

  /foo/bar/1

can identify two different things, either foo.bar[1] or foo.bar.["1"].

Of course this is only a problem when looking at a pointer in isolation 
(without knowing the object to apply it to), but I think it's worth 
thinking about.

Best regards, Julian

PS: and yes, the downside of using brackets would be that we need to 
escape more characters.