Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)T. Bray, Editor
Request for Comments: 8259Textuality
Obsoletes: 7159December 2017
Category: Standards Track
ISSN: 2070-1721

The JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Data Interchange Format


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.