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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1613) Support for non-standard JSON when reading schemas
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:32:12 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on AVRO-1613:
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By Postel's Law we might be liberal in the JSON syntax we accept, but we should always produce
JSON that adheres closely to the standard.  There is a risk that another implementation may
not be able to read a .avsc file that uses non-standard syntax, but data files, protocol handshakes,
schema repositories etc. should always use standard syntax and thus no interoperability problems
are created there.  So the question is whether folks use a given .avsc file with multiple
Avro implementations.

We do currently allow comments.  Unquoted field names would make it easier to both type-in
and read hand-written schemas.  I don't see significant value in supporting single quotes.

> Support for non-standard JSON when reading schemas
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1613
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1613
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: java
>            Reporter: Alfonso Nishikawa
>            Priority: Minor
>
> It would be good to:
> * Allow unquoted field names
> * Allow single quotes
> * Allow comments
> when reading a schema. The proper extensions ([shown here|http://wiki.fasterxml.com/JacksonFeaturesNonStandard])
of Jackson could be enabled in {{Schema$Parser.parse(JsonParser)}}.



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