Here are some interesting facts about JSON:
- The first person to specify and popularize the JSON format was Douglas Crockford. The acronym came into existence at the State Software, a company co-founded by Crockford and the other members in March 2001.
- In a children’s digital asset trading game project named Cartoon Orbit a precursor to the JSON libraries was used at Communities.com for the Cartoon Network, which used a browser side plug-in with a copyrighted messaging format to influence DHTML elements.
- For JSON text, the official MIME type is “application/json” and this have been adopted by many of the modern implementations.
- JSON grew out of a need for stateless, real-time server-to-browser communication protocol without making use of any browser plugins such as the dominabt methods like Flash or Java applets, which are used in the early 2000s.
- The simplicity of JSON has resulted in its global use, especially as a substitute to XML in Ajax. An advantage of JSON over XML as a data interchange format is that it is much simpler to write a JSON parser.
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