[Openid-specs-ab] Language Script Tags

Nat Sakimura sakimura at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 18:28:45 UTC 2013

I have been parsing it to associative arrays in PHP.

Do you have alternative syntax proposal?


2013/3/15 Justin Richer <jricher at mitre.org>:
> In implementing things, I've run into a problem when looking to parse values
> with the language script tags and I'm wondering what other developers have
> done.
> Specifically, the hash tag (#) is not a valid member name in JavaScript,
> Python, PHP, or Java (and likely many others), which means I can't do a
> simple JSON-to-Object deserialization on any fields that use this construct.
> In other words, say I've got this JSON:
>   { "client_name#en-us": "Test Client" }
> Parsing that to JavaScript, I'd expect to be able to use the object
> accessor, like:
>   client.client_name#en-us
> But that's not valid JavaScript. Yes, I can use array accessor notation, but
> it's inconsistent with other fields. Similarly in Java, I'd get something
> like this in a blindly-mapped object:
>   client.getClient_name#en-us()
> but that is also not a valid Java method name. It's the same basic story on
> just about every language I've poked at in the last few minutes here, so I
> can't be the first one to have run into this. What has everyone else done to
> overcome this limitation in the common parse/map operation? Do you have
> custom parsers that map the field names? Do you just not use object-level
> accessors for these fields?
>  -- Justin
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Nat Sakimura (=nat)
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