Re: [Json] Proposal: JSON text sequence MIME type and Proposed Standard

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Tue, 11 March 2014 23:05 UTC

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From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
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Subject: Re: [Json] Proposal: JSON text sequence MIME type and Proposed Standard
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On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 6:01 PM, Manger, James
<James.H.Manger@team.telstra.com> wrote:
> A short spec on JSON sequences is a good idea, Nico.

I'll submit an I-D soon.

> I agree that a newline is the best separator for creators to include, and always including it is best.
>
> Some (most?) receivers will be more lenient and accept values separated by any whitespace, or with no separator (for objects, arrays, and/or strings). Perhaps it is best for interop to say receivers MUST be this lenient.

Good point.  Sequence parsers MUST be able to handle newline text
separators and SHOULD be able to handle other whitespace, as well as
no separator in the unambiguous cases.  Sequence encoders SHOULD use a
newline separator and MAY use other whitespace (with some guidance as
to why newline is best); no need to mention when the separator may be
omitted.

Nico
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