Re: [Json] JSON Content Rules -05

Andrew Newton <andy@hxr.us> Fri, 18 March 2016 16:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] JSON Content Rules -05
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Daniel,

I like your suggestion. We'll look into it.

-andy

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 12:09 PM, Daniel Parker <danielaparker@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Andy,
>
> Thanks for the response, looking forward to -06.
>
> Regarding distinguishing value rules and name rules, value rules starting
> with a quote or a number are straightforward to distinguish, and couldn't
> "integer", "true", "boolean", etc be treated as names of built in rules, so
> not necessary to distinguish?
>
> In any case, thank you very much for the work you've put into this
> specification, it's very much appreciated.
>
> Best regards,
> Daniel
>
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Andrew Newton <andy@hxr.us> wrote:
>>
>> Daniel,
>>
>> Actually we realized that too. The -06 version, which should be out
>> soon, has an updated ABNF to allow the colon before object and array
>> rule definitions.
>>
>> However, it is still needed for value rules so a parser can tell the
>> difference between a value rule and a rule name.
>>
>> -andy
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:29 AM, Daniel Parker <danielaparker@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Regarding JCR - 05
>> >
>> > http://www.ietf.org/id/draft-newton-json-content-rules-05.txt
>> >
>> > Is there anything about the JCR grammar that requires the colon
>> > character to
>> > be used as a prefix to a value rule, as opposed to simply being a
>> > name-rule
>> > separator in an object rule?
>> >
>> > For example, to my eye, the example
>> >
>> > {
>> >
>> > "Image" {
>> >          width, height, "Title" :string,
>> >          "Thumbnail" { width, height, "Url" :uri },
>> >          "IDs" [ *:integer ]
>> >        }
>> > }
>> >
>> > width "Width" : 0..1280
>> > height "Height" : 0..1024
>> >
>> > would look more "JSON like" written as
>> >
>> > {
>> >
>> > "Image" {
>> >          width, height, "Title" :string,
>> >          "Thumbnail" : { width, height, "Url" :uri },
>> >          "IDs" [ *integer ]
>> >        }
>> > }
>> >
>> > width "Width" : 0..1280
>> > height "Height" : 0..1024
>> >
>> > and similarly
>> >
>> > the_bradys [ parents, children ]
>> >     children ( :"Greg", :"Marsha", :"Bobby", :"Jan" )
>> >
>> >        parents ( :"Mike", :"Carol" )
>> >
>> > would look more "JSON like" written as
>> >
>> > the_bradys [ parents, children ]
>> >       children ("Greg", "Marsha", "Bobby", "Jan" )
>> >        parents ( "Mike", "Carol" ).
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Daniel
>> >
>> >
>> >
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