[dojo-contributors] dojo.data Schema API

Tom Trenka ttrenka at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 17:30:38 EDT 2007


I think that's a great idea, and I'd be willing to kick open the structure
for it off the bat; perhaps dojox.microformats?  Something shorter?
trt

On 8/26/07, Alex Russell <alex at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
>
> On Tuesday 21 August 2007 2:04 pm, Jon Sykes wrote:
> > Brian,
> > This looks very interesting, and along similar lines to something I
> > was playing around with a while ago for http://microjson.org/ the
> > idea here was to try to convert and extend some of the microformat
> > work into the JSON world, with the same aim.
>
> This is an awesome idea! We should probably have MF->JSON converters
> somewhere in DojoX...should be simple enough to parse w/ dojo.query()
> and then you can just shove them into a data store to visualize them w/
> Dojo widgets where CSS doesn't do the whole job.
>
> What do you think?
>
> Regards
>
> > That you could end up
> > with having code (server or client) that could identify common
> > 'chunks' of data out of a larger 'chunks' of data because it followed
> > some loose JSON data form structure.
> >
> > My idea being that if everyone had for example "people data"
> > structured the same way (jCard) in open API type services, it would
> > make writing data parsers for mashup style applications all that
> > easier.
> >
> > I did a bunch of research on creating JSON schema's (damned use the
> > phrase Schema around ex-XML folk who are now JSON converts and they
> > get VERY angry.)  I wanted to be able to have a way of showing the
> > expected format (not necessarily for validation purposes - although
> > that could open up other interesting doors of possibility).
> >
> > I'd love to see where this goes, and if I can do anything to help
> > don't hesitate to ask.
>
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