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From Michael Dürig <mdue...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Encoding of JCR values in json
Date Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:01:59 GMT

On 13.4.12 8:12, Angela Schreiber wrote:
> hi
>>> On a related note: what kind of values do we want to expose from
>>> oak-core?
>>> JSON like or JCR like?
>> I'd ideally like to keep it JSON-like so we can easily implement a
>> JavaScript-friendly HTTP mapping directly based on the Oak API without
>> having to go through extra levels of mapping.
>>> Implementation wise, would that en/decoding happen inside oak-jcr or
>>> oak-core?
>> I'd put the JSON-JCR type mapping into a shared helper class in
>> oak-core since it'll be needed by a lot of things like query and node
>> type handling inside oak-core. But the API interfaces should IMO be
>> based on JSON types to support cases where JCR typing isn't needed or
>> wanted.
> having a mapping to JSON is required anyway. the basic question
> for me is whether oak-api should use that natively. and in which
> cases jcr typing wasn't needed/wanted.
> based on my assumption that in our default use-case there is
> no remoting between oak-jcr and oak-core i just see the drawback
> of converting jcr-Value to json (oak-jcr) and parse it again
> to build some sort of oak-Value that have all type information
> for validation... instead of having that abstracted in an oak-Value
> interface.
> since we don't use qualified names, the jcr-value in most
> cases was very similar to the oak-value.
> having said that: thinking of a ValueFactory implementation
> in oak-jcr that creates Value objects that can server both as
> jcr-values and oak-values. the internal representation could
> still be anything including json-representation... but we
> wouldn't be limited to JSON types on the API level.

This sounds like an interesting idea. It kind of covers the middle 
ground between both approaches. Only that I'd put that implementation 
into oak-core, not into oak-jcr.


> kind regards
> angela
>> BR,
>> Jukka Zitting

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