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#10336 closed bug (invalid)

Opened September 23, 2011 07:03PM UTC

Closed September 23, 2011 07:13PM UTC

Last modified September 26, 2011 12:59AM UTC

parseJSON validation is inaccurate

Reported by: anonymous Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: None
Component: core Version: 1.6.4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

The current method for validating JSON for parsing is inaccurate and buggy. For example, jQuery.parseJSON("{,}") passes the existing test, and results in a syntax error when trying to eval it, where jquery should handle the error.

This patch introduces an alternative validation method that really ensures that the input is valid JSON before evaluating it:

JQuery 1.4.1+ affected on all platforms

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Changed September 23, 2011 07:13PM UTC by rwaldron comment:1

component: unfiledcore
priority: undecidedlow
resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Changed September 23, 2011 07:18PM UTC by anonymous comment:2

The behavior is inconsistent, though, because the method of validation is bogus.

Changed September 23, 2011 07:35PM UTC by rwaldron comment:3

Sorry, but that "json" string is the only bogus thing here...

Changed September 26, 2011 12:54AM UTC by anonymous comment:4

But why is it okay that {"a":5,} produces a different exception than {'a':5,}? It means that code handling the resulting exceptions has to handle two cases for the same error.

Changed September 26, 2011 12:59AM UTC by rwaldron comment:5

_comment0: They both produce an "unexpected token" syntax error when using native JSON.parse()1316998781987001

They both produce an "unexpected token" syntax error when using native JSON.parse()

Why is it so hard to create _valid_ JSON?