Bug #10143

JSON module does not conform to RFC 7159

Added by Chibi Magic over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Third Party's Issue
Assignee:Yui NARUSE
ruby -v:ruby 2.1.2p95 (2014-05-08 revision 45877) [x86_64-darwin13.0] Backport:2.0.0: UNKNOWN, 2.1: UNKNOWN


From RFC 7159: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7159
A JSON text is a serialized value. Note that certain previous
specifications of JSON constrained a JSON text to be an object or an

This means that the following should be valid:
JSON.parse('this is a string')

However, they each currently return a JSON::ParserError:
A JSON text must at least contain two octets!
757: unexpected token at 'this is a string'


#1 Updated by Yui NARUSE over 1 year ago

  • Category set to ext
  • Status changed from Open to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Yui NARUSE
  • Priority changed from Normal to 3
  • Target version set to next minor

#2 Updated by Jack Thorne about 1 year ago

I cannot find another linter that would accept this as input. example: http://www.jslint.com
I can however see that there are more examples of values in the RFC http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7159#section-13.
If I am reading this correctly strings, numbers and booleans can be passed.

So all the following should be valid.
JSON.parse('this is a string')

#3 Updated by Yui NARUSE about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Third Party's Issue

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