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192Re: [json] Re: Strings

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  • Martin Cooper
    Jan 4, 2006
      On 1/4/06, Douglas Crockford <douglas@...> wrote:
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      > > And here was me blithely thinking JSON was supposed to be a "JavaScript
      > > Object Notation". What happened to the JavaScript focus? With all due
      > > respect, it's beginning to seem like JSON is supposed to be a minimalist
      > > object notation that's compatible with JavaScript and as many other
      > > languages as possible.
      >
      > That is correct.
      >
      > JSON is a text format that is completely language independent


      Then can you please explain why it is called JavaScript Object Notation?

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      Martin Cooper


      but uses
      > conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of
      > languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and
      > many others. These properties make JSON an ideal data-interchange
      > language.
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      > JSON is built on two structures:
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      > * A collection of name/value pairs. In various languages, this is
      > realized as an object, record, struct, dictionary, hash table, keyed
      > list, or associative array.
      > * An ordered list of values. In most languages, this is realized
      > as an array, vector, list, table, or sequence.
      >
      > These are universal data structures. Virtually all modern programming
      > languages support them in one form or another. It makes sense that a
      > data format that is interchangable with programming languages also be
      > based on these structures.
      >
      > See http://www.JSON.org
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