Re: FYI: JSON parsing

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> Thu, 27 October 2016 09:12 UTC

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In message <b41122ed-b25a-7ce8-a3bf-331d9f916bad@gmx.de>de>, Julian Reschke writes
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>Yes, but it's not relevant whether we can transport random JSON. What's 
>relevant is that all JSON can be converted to something that can be 
>safely transmitted in HTTP/1.1 header field values (and that is the case).

But then it is no longer JSON but "JSON with footnotes".

We can haggle about how many footnotes are necessary, or if they're
important, but there's no escaping that they will trip people up
and cause bugs and possibly security holes down the line.

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