JSON parser grammar

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Wed Jun 23 08:17:27 PDT 2010


On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Dean Landolt <dean at deanlandolt.com> wrote:

> I know many of us in the ES community tend to prefer a Postel's Law
> approach -- and as long as tabs are always properly stringified it's not a
> huge interop problem. Still, an argument could be made that with browsers
> accepting known-bad input (per the JSON spec) it
> could encourage fragmentation (albeit it minor) of the one format that's
> really delivered on the promise of true interoperability.
>

Yes. On the web, as the sorry history of browsers shows too clearly, Eich's
law may be the more relevant one:


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