[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] JSON-P Support

From: Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:48:56 -0500

Hello Experts,

 We had an outstanding AI to look at the new JSON-P [1] API for any potential integration points. After some discussions with Jitu (the JSON-P lead), we'd like to propose adding support for the following types:

 (1) JsonStructure, JsonObject and JsonArray as entity parameters and return types for JAX-RS resource methods. Note that a JsonStructure is either a JsonObject or a JsonArray (a partition). If an entity param is JsonObject and an array is received (or vice-versa) an exception will be thrown.

 (2) We will _not_ provide any native support for JsonParser, JsonGenerator, JsonReader or JsonWriter. All these are usable with either an InputStream entity parameter or a StreamingOutput return type.

 Unless there are any strong objections, I will go ahead an update the spec to add support for the types in (1).

-- Santiago