[Json] Schemas & so on

Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> Sun, 01 May 2016 22:02 UTC

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I find myself tasked with specifying a JSON-based DSL and preparing it for
public release, with a validator and so on.

I had never really concerned myself much with options for JSON language
definition, but have discovered they’re not very good.  The JSON Schema
project is not terribly appealing - opaque spec, poor documentation and
tools - and smells of neglect (last I-D expired in 2013).  It's been
suggested that a good approach would be just to write a jq program that
emits true or false.

Is there good conventional wisdom about formally specifying a JSON dialect?

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