It is currently described by two competing standards, RFC 71592 and ECMA-404. The ECMA standard is minimal, describing only the allowed grammar syntax, whereas the RFC also provides some semantic and security considerations.
- JSON is widely accepted in the softwares that includes client-server architecture for exchanging data between client and server.
- JSON is easy to use and purely text-based, lightweight, and human- readable format and people often misunderstand as replacement of XML.
- It is platform and language independent and inbuilt supported by almost all of the front line languages/frameworks like and support for the JSON data format is available in all the popular languages, some of which are C#, PHP, Java, C++, Python, Ruby and many more.
- The official Internet media type for JSON is application/json.
- The JSON file name extension is .json.