Re: [Json] Two Documents

R S <sayrer@gmail.com> Fri, 14 June 2013 01:42 UTC

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On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Jacob Davies <jacob@well.com> wrote:

> I think the current lucid, succinct text that describes a data model, a
> language, and a byte serialization is so useful because it comprehensively
> describes all three things. So I wouldn't break it up.
>

I also think it is useful. JSON is a wildly successful format, so that
leads me to believe that the current document got the level of encoding
precision just about right.

This dual-document proposal seems aimed at avoiding impractical character
encoding requirements. I am sympathetic to that. I would prefer two
documents over a single document with prescriptive and therefore incorrect
encoding directives.

- Rob