JSON Duplicate Keys

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 17:10:35 PDT 2013

Thanks, but that doesn't match what Yehuda said. If anything, it shows that
there is as widespread disagreement within TC39 as to what is a "breaking"
change with respect to duplicate names in objects as there so far is in the

If there are other public minutes that relate to the TC39-IETF
relationship, I'd certainly appreciate them. The ECMA-IETF discussions all
happened before Matt Miller and I were made co-chairs of the WG.

--Paul Hoffman

On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 7:19 PM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at gmail.com>wrote:
>> >At two TC39 meetings, members of TC39 expressed deep concern about the
>> prospect of incompatible changes to JSON by the IETF.
>> Those concerns have not been expressed directly to the IETF's JSON
>> Working Group. I say this as one of the two co-chairs of the JSON WG. If
>> TC39 wants to express "deep concern", they certainly know where to do so.
>> Them doing so sooner rather than later would be helpful all around.
>> I would note that some of the possibly-incompatible changes to RFC 4627
>> that are being discussed relate to places where the RFC is
>> self-contradictory or blatantly unclear. In such cases, leaving the RFC
>> alone might just as easily lead to incompatible implementations as
>> clarifications would. That is going to have be determined by the IETF's
>> consensus process.
>> No one can force anyone here to follow the official WG discussion for the
>> successor to RFC 4627, of course. However, given that some people on this
>> list are JSON experts, if you don't want to participate in the evolution of
>> the RFC, I would be interested in hearing (possibly off-list) why that is.
>> Part of the job of the chairs is to make sure experts feel welcome in the
>> IETF process.
> Paul,
> Here are the notes from the first TC39 meeting that this topic was
> discussed
> https://github.com/rwldrn/tc39-notes/blob/master/es6/2013-03/mar-12.md#49-json-ietf-changes
> Rick
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