Re: [netmod] JSON to XML lossy conversion

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Fri, 17 July 2020 07:02 UTC

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Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 09:02:20 +0200
From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
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Subject: Re: [netmod] JSON to XML lossy conversion
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It is as it is for now and hence module authors have to be careful
with unions. Fixing this issue might require a new version of YANG
(depending on how you look at the issue), something that has been
talked about (for some years) but so far no serious action has been
started to seriously work on a revision of YANG.

https://github.com/netmod-wg/yang-next/issues/72

/js

On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 08:28:35AM +0200, Michal Vaško wrote:
> Thanks for the answers and sorry for not searching the mailing list archive first.
> 
> However, I interpret your answers as "we know about it, it is not ideal, but it will stay the way it is". I was hoping for something better.
> 
> Regards,
> Michal
> 
> On Thursday, July 16, 2020 17:55 CEST, Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> wrote: 
>  
> > On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 04:24:43PM +0200, Michal Vaško wrote:
> > > 
> > > Similar problem occurs also for boolean. So I am just wondering, is this a known bug/feature, is it intentional? It is true that applications usually choose one format and stick to it but it is not a requirement and I can see this having possibly quite nasty consequences.
> > >
> > 
> > This is known and has already be known when the JSON format was
> > standardized. Whether it is a feature or a bug (and if so where
> > the bug is) depends on whom you talk to.
> > 
> > /js
> > 
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> > Juergen Schoenwaelder           Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
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Juergen Schoenwaelder           Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
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