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Re: [xml-dev] ten years later, time to repeat it?

Robert Koberg wrote:
>> JSON does have a traversable hierarchy - it's just normally cast as 
>> objects rather than having a separate API for doing the traversal.
>> See, for one example:
>> http://goessner.net/articles/JsonPath/
> Well, it isn't really the same. You can't go up or side ways. Also,
> after a quick search it was the only project of its kind.
> I created something that aids XPath. But I cheat and parse the JSON and
> add parents and siblings to each object. 

I think the point to take away here is that most JSON users aren't 
interested in traversable hierarchies - they just want the data mapped 
to something they traverse using completely different mechanisms.

For the minority of users who want explicit traversal, it's definitely 
possible, if underdeveloped.  I don't think what you're doing is 
'cheating' at all.

Simon St.Laurent
Retired XML troublemaker

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