On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 14:14, Caleb Clausen <caleb / inforadical.net> wrote:
> Tim Bray wrote:
>> Per RFC4267, http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4627.txt, "foo" isn't legal JSON.                          
>
> Do you (or anyone else) have any idea why it was specified this way? It
> seems kind of inconvenient.

JSON is designed for sending structured data. Being a glorified format
for just a string seems like overkill. I recommend wrapping it in an
object or array in any case because if it is just a string it seems
like it lacks that self-describing aspect of well structured data.

Brian.