Re: [Json] Counterproposal on work items

Francis Galiegue <fgaliegue@gmail.com> Wed, 27 February 2013 18:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Json] Counterproposal on work items
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On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Paul E. Jones <paulej@packetizer.com> wrote:
>> Which means there will always be the sour point of specs like JSON Patch
>> having to specify that an operation must have one and only one member
>> named "op". Because "doesn't break compatibility" means the "no
>> duplicate member names" will remain a SHOULD, right?
>
> If you want more than one member named "op", why not just use an array?
>

That is not the problem here.

The problem is that one JSON Patch operation is an object, and this
object must have a member named "op", so far so good.

BUT due to RFC 4627 being lax here, the draft says that there should
be "one and only one member" by that name. It should not have to say
that. RFC 4627 should make duplicate member names outright illegal.
Well, not 4627, but whatever will supersede/complement it.

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