Provided you don't include superfluous data in the JSON with the assumption that your web page will remove it, I don't see much harm in exposing the raw JSON.

Of course, you'll likely need dynamic data before long, in which case you'll want to pipe your JSON directly to the browser.



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From: Kevin Turner [mailto:kevin.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 12:16 PM
To: Web Enabling the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [WEB400] JSON and the IFS

The point is that the JSON holds data and you are presumably downloading it to display it in something user friendly on the page - like a data grid or graph or something. However, if they user is savvy, they can just use the address bar to point at (and download) the raw JSON data as well, which might not be so good (depending on what is in it).


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