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21Re: [json] Media type for JSON?

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  • Mark Miller
    Jul 26, 2005
      Martin Cooper wrote:
      >
      > (From section 4.1)
      > The "text" media type is intended for sending material which is
      > principally textual in form.
      > [...]
      > Beyond plain text, there are many formats for representing what might
      > be known as "rich text". An interesting characteristic of many such
      > representations is that they are to some extent *readable* even without
      > the software that interprets them. [Emphasis added]
      >
      > I think it would be pretty hard to argue that JSON is "rich text", or
      > that it would be reasonable to show JSON code directly to the user.

      By what stretch of the imagination is xml readable?

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      Text by me above is hereby placed in the public domain

      Cheers,
      --MarkM
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