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09 Jul, 2008 12:22 PM


Would it be possible to add on JSON as an API format ?

It would allow us to create some pretty neat Javascript widgets for Lighthouse. Currently this is blown out of the water by the XHR cross domain problem.

Just a json mime type on tickets.json with a function callback name as a parameter would do the trick.



  1. 1 Posted by Will Duncan on 09 Jul, 2008 11:23 PM

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    We actually discussed this a few days ago, it was requested previously and it should not be a big deal to add tot he API.

  2. 2 Posted by chris on 28 Jan, 2009 02:08 AM

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    Did anything ever become of this? I'm exploring the API thinking of writing a perl OO module to interact with the API and JSON would be orders of magnitude easier to handle than XML.

  3. 3 Posted by Rick on 28 Jan, 2009 04:43 AM

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    Yes, there's a JSON api and it mirrors the XML one pretty much.

  4. Rick closed this discussion on 28 Jan, 2009 04:43 AM.

  5. chris re-opened this discussion on 28 Jan, 2009 03:46 PM

  6. 4 Posted by chris on 28 Jan, 2009 03:46 PM

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    So, instead of requesting something.xml, request something.json?

  7. 5 Posted by Rick on 28 Jan, 2009 03:55 PM

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    Yup, you'll get a comparable JSON hash of the details. Tickets will look something like {'ticket': {'title': 'foo', ...}}. You can see a Lighthouse ticket widget live on one of our open source project wikis.

    Also, please open a new discussion if you have any problems. I think we're sending jonahfox extra emails he may not want :)

  8. 6 Posted by System on 28 Jan, 2009 06:08 PM

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    A Lighthouse ticket was created for this discussion

  9. 7 Posted by david on 04 Mar, 2009 08:25 PM

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    I vote for this too. JSON is a much smaller transfer size so I use it from server-side over XML.

  10. 8 Posted by Will Duncan on 04 Mar, 2009 08:41 PM

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    David -- we have JSON available, just replace .xml

  11. brandi closed this discussion on 29 Jun, 2012 10:08 PM.

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