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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 23:20:33 GMT

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Yonik Seeley commented on SOLR-1123:
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The downside for the small minority of users likely to have a browser JSON plugin installed
is that they will still see a text JSON response.  This is a much more graceful fallback,
and we can add an optional parameter to change the content-type.  It seems pretty clear to
me that the default content-type should remain as is for the best user experience for the
majority of new users.  I originally coded the content-type as something with x-json in it
(Solr's JSON support pre-dates the RFC), but sending a query to solr and being prompted to
download the reply or search the internet for a plugin is horrible and will definitely turn
people off.

And don't get me started on the overreaching JSON RFC wrt specifying encodings.
                
> 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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