Nested JSON is great, when actually needed. A guiding principle should be “flatter is better than nested”. Often times from a data model perspective we go way over board on the design, which does nothing but increase implementation complexity.
Simple and clean is king when designing these sort of things.
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A nested JSON property structure may be valuable here.
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On May 7, 2018 at 9:25:09 PM, Allan Thomson (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
Introducing ‘/’ separation requires parsers to know what the separator character is and introduces complexity that does not exist if the properties are separately defined without structure as you suggest.
If a product or software instance wants to create structure from those attributes that is easy done after parsing the properties into an object model/object database.
I suggest keeping the original properties.
It seems to me that these should simply be combined under one "document" property, as in:
Any objections to this reorganization?
(Note, this stems from an observation about the CVRF documents - such a document consists of three large chunks of data - information about the document itself, information about products, and
information about vulnerabilities. Perhaps the top level properties of the JSON document should reflect that?)