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From "Yonik Seeley (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-1123) Change the JSONResponseWriter content type
Date Sun, 02 Oct 2011 05:40:34 GMT

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Yonik Seeley commented on SOLR-1123:
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bq. Okay, what about today when there are plenty of extensions for the major browsers to correctly
display JSON?

Requiring the user to install an extension to display a response isn't that friendly either.
We should think about the number of users who would be inconvenienced (and in what manner)
using one default vs the other.
The most flexible approach would allow the user to set the content-type, but the default should
remain what gives the best user experience.
                
> Change the JSONResponseWriter content type
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-1123
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-1123
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Uri Boness
>             Fix For: 3.5, 4.0
>
>         Attachments: JSON_contentType_incl_tests.patch
>
>
> Currently the jSON content type is not used. Instead the palin/text content type is used.
The reason for this as I understand is to enable viewing the json response as as text in the
browser. While this is valid argument, I do believe that there should at least be an option
to configure this writer to use the JSON content type. According to [RFC4627|http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4627.txt]
the json content type needs to be application/json (and not text/x-json). The reason this
can be very helpful is that today you have plugins for browsers (e.g. [JSONView|http://brh.numbera.com/software/jsonview])
that can render any page with application/json content type in a user friendly manner (just
like xml is supported).

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