[erlang-questions] No JSON/MAPS interoperability in 17.0?

Carsten Bormann <>
Thu Mar 13 21:16:25 CET 2014


On 10 Mar 2014, at 15:54, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:

> Could you elaborate on what the dominant usage of JSON is?

Certainly.  

JSON is used for data interchange between applications or within components of an application.

The most extensive use is from JavaScript-based Web application front-ends (running in the browser) to their backends (running on a server) and back; these are shipped as application/json representations in AJAX accesses (HTTP access from JavaScript via the confusingly named XMLHttpRequest object).

Many Web APIs that have been designed in the last half decade are described in JSON form, so applications that access another application via a Web API are likely to ship back and forth application/json representations via HTTP accesses.

Grüße, Carsten




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