[whatwg] Native JSON parsing API

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Sat Jun 14 04:57:33 PDT 2008

Adam Barth wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 1:43 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 14, 2008, at 1:08 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
>>> HTML 5 should expose a native JSON parser for web content.
>> Native JSON parsing is being considered for the next versions of ECMAScript
>> (the 3.1 and 4 versions). It seems like a better fit there than in HTML5. If
>> it ends up not being added to ECMAScript, I would propose it as a standalone
>> spec for the W3C Web Apps WG.
> Is JSON serialization/deserialization still being considered there?
> The most recent message I could find on es4-discuss is
> <https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es4-discuss/2008-March/002397.html>,
> which states that JSON serialization was removed (but might reappear).
> I'm certainly not an expert at this process, but is a whole spec
> needed?  It seems like <http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4627.txt> contains
> most of the details.  Maybe there tricky issues with non-tree object
> structures?

We're likely going to add a JSON parser in the next firefox release 
(after 3).

The last I heard too was that JSON was out from ECMAScript, but I admit 
I'm not very actively following the development there.

/ Jonas

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