[Json] Proposed document set from this WG

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Wed, 20 February 2013 00:47 UTC

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Straw-man, personal opinions.

1) JSON base, 4627bis
   Target: current JSON users
   Current: grammar, encoding, parser rules, generator rules, MIME type registration)
   New: Internet transfer rules, list of changes from 4627

2) JSON value comparison
   Target: systems that want to compare two JSON values (usually objects) for equivalence
   Character equivalence rules
   Unicode normalization (if any)
   Numeric normalization (if any)

3) JSON document description
   Target: systems that want to be sure an incoming document is what they expect it to be
   Might be schema-like, might just be content rules

Both #2 and #3 are useful, but to a much smaller audience than #1. #2 and #3 are also much more exciting than #1, but that excitement in the XML world has led to efforts that have been actively harmful.

4) JSON patching and testing
   Target: systems that use JSON as a data model and need to change data

#4 is even more marginal than #2 and #3, but would need to be done in a JSON-focused WG.

5+) JSON format for X
   Target: systems that use data of type X (personal information, calendar items, DNS records, ...)

The WG might *not* be chartered to do any of #5+, and each X needs its own mailing list. Draft updates might be mentioned on the WG mailing list.

--Paul Hoffman