[Openid-specs-ab] Language Script Tags

Mike Jones Michael.Jones at microsoft.com
Thu Mar 14 18:34:36 UTC 2013


If you parse the JSON as follows:

	var j = JSON.parse(json);

then I believe that in JavaScript, you can access the "client_name#en-us" field using the syntax:

	j["client_name#en-us"]

				-- Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net [mailto:openid-specs-ab-bounces at lists.openid.net] On Behalf Of Nat Sakimura
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:29 AM
To: Justin Richer
Cc: openid-specs-ab at lists.openid.net
Subject: Re: [Openid-specs-ab] Language Script Tags

I have been parsing it to associative arrays in PHP.

Do you have alternative syntax proposal?

Nat

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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