Re: [json] Guidance on standard JSON output.
- On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 5:59 PM, Venkat M <venkat_yum@...> wrote:
> **i have a bit of experience in this area, e.g.:
> Now I have a standardization question.
> I currently have about 15 calls (it
> may increase). Is it advised to have a same JSON o/p pattern for all the
and personally recommend using an evelope+body model, for both the requests
and response. i've tried the approach you're using (from what i
understand), and IMO it's not as scalable. It works fine for small APIs,
but i have come to prefer the extra level of an envelope for
framework/global-level properties and a payload/body for the app-level data
because it ensures that both the clients and the framework won't step on
each other's data (i.e. they have separate namespaces). The above document
demonstrates what i currently use in my various JSON back-ends. Rather than
roll your own, you might want to pick some library which already handles
such communication, leaving the client to only deal with creating the
requests and handling the responses. If you're interested, write me
off-list and i can give you a JS class i've been evolving the past several
years (and actively use on at least 5 projects) which provides a generic
client-side API for handling arbitrary JSON-based back-ends.
----- stephan beal
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