JSON Merge Patch
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'JSON Merge Patch' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-appsawg-json-merge-patch-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'JSON Merge Patch' (draft-ietf-appsawg-json-merge-patch-07.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Applications Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Barry Leiba and Pete Resnick. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-appsawg-json-merge-patch/
Technical Summary This specification defines the JSON merge patch format and processing rules. The merge patch format is primarily intended for use with the HTTP PATCH method as a means of describing a set of modifications to a subset of the target resource's content. Review and Consensus The document was adopted in May, 2013, and had some active development on the apps-discuss list. The author then reached a point where he could no longer support the work, and the document was parked for several months while a new author was saught. Recently Paul Hoffman stepped forward to complete the work. The quality and quantity of reviews have been good, and include comments from the media types Designated Expert. WGLC was completed in October, 2013, resulting in further changes. The result appears to have consensus of the working group. There was a significant question about whether it is appropriate to have a "charset" parameter on a JSON type, which conflicts with how JSON is specified. The "charset" parameter was removed for that reason. Personnel Murray Kucherawy is the document shepherd. Barry Leiba is the responsible Area Director.