[Project_owners] Javascript (de)serialization question

Paul Tomlin paul at paultomlin.com
Mon Mar 13 16:43:48 EST 2006

Eric H. Jung wrote:
> There is a non-XML option, though: JSON. I originally pursued this option for FoxyProxy but could
> not get json.js to work from the context of browser.xul.

I've very recently done some work on a website and chose JSON as the 
AJAX [AJOJ?] encoding for the data. Given that most AJAX functionality 
is *meant* to make the UI faster and more seamless, I think the 
light-weight benefits of JSON, when compared to data in XML, shouldn't 
be overlooked. It certainly worked well for us. As the author mentions 
on the site, XML good for document interchange, not so good for data 

You shouln't really *need* json.js to handle JSON via JS, it's just a 
bit of a wrapper to try to ensure that what you're interpreting is not 
doing anything (obviously) naughty/silly. Another instance of thinking 
about security early on...

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