FYI: Ecma-404 approved and published

Andrea Giammarchi andrea.giammarchi at
Tue Oct 8 12:38:56 PDT 2013

looks like Douglas C. website put in PDF ... I guess that's good for
backward compatibility :-)

Thanks for the heads up, JSON FTW!

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at>wrote:

> The Ecma General Assembly has approved by letter ballot Ecma-404: THE JSON
> Data Interchange Formal
> See
> It provides the normative specification of the *syntax* of JSON Text used
> for data interchange.  Note that it does not define any semantics for such
> texts. There are many such possible semantics.   Actual data interchange
> requires agreement between a producer and consumer regarding the semantic
> interpretation of a JSON text.  This might, for example,  take the form of
> ad hoc agreement between a producer and consumer upon an application
> specific JSON "schema" or it might be the subject of other standards that
> defines a semantics for some particular use case of the Ecma-404 JSON
> syntax.
> Allen
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