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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 04:42:35 GMT

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Yonik Seeley commented on SOLR-1123:
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bq. Why continue to return text?

This was discussed in a different issue (it has come up a number of times before).  At the
time, returning application/json as the content-type would cause all of the major browsers
to fail to display the JSON and some would prompt to download it and some would prompt to
search for an application that could handle it.  Using "text" was much more user friendly.
 Clients that are talking to solr and send "wt=json" or "wt=xml" know exactly what they are
going to get back anyway.
                
> 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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