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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#7521 closed bug (invalid)

1.4.4 - jQuery.parseJSON(string_with_only_whitespaces like ' ') throws an exception

Reported by: christiaan.vandenpoel@… Owned by:
Priority: undecided Milestone: 1.5
Component: unfiled Version: 1.4.4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


I don't know whether this is expected behavior but jQuery 1.4.4 raises an exception when you try jQuery.parseJSON with a string which contains onyl whitespaces.

This occurs for example when you do a Ajax request (dataType: 'json') and the server returns just a string with one or more whitespaces.

I'm using Chrome 7.0.517.44 on ubuntu/linux so it uses the native parser (window.JSON.parse() )

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by christiaan.vandenpoel@…

added jsFiddle example http://jsfiddle.net/SYQvW/4/

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by jitter

Well just whitespace isn't a valid JSON response AFAIK

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

http://json.org/ indicates the minimal valid json is '{}'.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

quite right, I'm taking this to the rails team, as this came up when using rails with ajax and json requests.

Thx for your help.

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