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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 15:44:34 GMT

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Yonik Seeley commented on SOLR-1123:
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bq. Is there really such a large use case for users who don't have a JSON plugin installed
but do need to view JSON results in the browser?

JSON has been all the rage for the past number of years - tons of people have been programmed
to say "yuck XML, yay JSON, YAML, etc".
In my experience, very few people have JSON plugins installed, and the out-of-the-box experience
will be horrible for those people (JSON is even used in our beginner tutorial).
                
> 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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