STD 90

RFC 8259

The JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Data Interchange Format, December 2017

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8259.txt
File formats:
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Status:
INTERNET STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 7159
Author:
T. Bray, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
jsonbis (art)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8259

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Abstract

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a lightweight, text-based, language-independent data interchange format. It was derived from the ECMAScript Programming Language Standard. JSON defines a small set of formatting rules for the portable representation of structured data.

This document removes inconsistencies with other specifications of JSON, repairs specification errors, and offers experience-based interoperability guidance.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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