Re: [Json] Proposed minimal change for duplicate names in objects

Stefan Drees <stefan@drees.name> Wed, 03 July 2013 08:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] Proposed minimal change for duplicate names in objects
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On 2013-07-03 08:45 +02:00, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 1:35 AM, Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> wrote:
>>> ...

> BTW, we're retreading.  We should try not to, but it's difficult to
> avoid as no one can have read *every* post since the WG's inception.
> I think it's fair to say that on this issue there's no consensus to
> ban the bad behavior (duplicate names). ...

JSON in the role of data interchange format allows at that point the 
multiset use case. Bad behaviour IMO is when misusing this.

The expectation, that the unordered list of names in a single object 
must form a set and not a multiset is questionable.

Just because everyone and her dog "blindly" feeds this into a keyed map 
structure does not mean, the format is to blame I think :-)

{"Stefan":"male","Stefan":"native German","could not resist":true}