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From Scott Stroud <>
Subject JSON transform - Analogous to XML/XSLT
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2011 13:38:00 GMT

My apologies if this has brought up previously, I couldn't find it in the archives ...

Is there any tools/frameworks/specs to transform JSON?  In a similar 
approach as XSLT is to XML. Basically I have an inbound JSON doc that I 
do NOT want to save in CouchDB in that format.  

I'm a CouchDB newb but from what I've gathered so far is that Couch 
design docs (views) provide javascript functionality to create a new doc
 but thats after its already been added.  I would really like to just 
"transform" the doc prior to it being saved in CouchDB.  I'm sure there 
are approaches that use views to submit a new "transformed" doc based 
off the original, but I would really prefer something that does it "pre 
commit".  Also there are other aspects in our system that are not 
related to CouchDB but I anticipate could leverage "XSLT for JSON".  I'm
 sure that you could use one of the JSON to XML parsers and then use 
XSLT and then transform it back to JSON, but that seems like overkill to

I also saw JSONT that attempts to do what Im requesting but either the 
documentation is minimal or for some other reason, it doesn't appear to 
have delivered.  So I would prefer some approach that is not coupled 
with CouchDB, but if "that" does not exist any advice on a CouchDB 
approach would be appreciated.  But a week into using CouchDB I've been
 impressed with how simple & clean using it is.  Thanks. 		 	   		  
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