[wp-hackers] GSoC Proposal: JSON REST API

Ryan McCue lists at rotorised.com
Wed Apr 10 14:41:03 UTC 2013

John Blackbourn wrote:
> For those interested, there has already been some discussion (with Ryan
> included) about a JSON API here: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23099
>  .

Thanks for linking that; I tried to find it, but couldn't remember the

Further justification for the project, as I eloquently put:

> JSON isn't the solution to every problem, and if the problem with implementing XML-RPC in other languages lies with the XML parsing (I'd be surprised if libxml isn't available in those) then that's something that needs to be solved in those languages. Implementing RPC in JSON feels as if we're attaching wheels to a boat. It may have some utility, but in reality, I don't think it's useful.

Ryan McCue

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