How do you represent a JSON array of strings? How do you represent a JSON array of strings? json json

How do you represent a JSON array of strings?

I'll elaborate a bit more on ChrisR awesome answer and bring images from his awesome reference.

A valid JSON always starts with either curly braces { or square brackets [, nothing else.

{ will start an object:

left brace followed by a key string (a name that can't be repeated, in quotes), colon and a value (valid types shown below), followed by an optional comma to add more pairs of string and value at will and finished with a right brace

{ "key": value, "another key": value }

Hint: although javascript accepts single quotes ', JSON only takes double ones ".

[ will start an array:

left bracket followed by value, optional comma to add more value at will and finished with a right bracket

[value, value]

Hint: spaces among elements are always ignored by any JSON parser.

And value is an object, array, string, number, bool or null:

Image showing the 6 types a JSON value can be: string, number, JSON object, Array/list, boolean, and null

So yeah, ["a", "b"] is a perfectly valid JSON, like you could try on the link Manish pointed.

Here are a few extra valid JSON examples, one per block:

{}[0]{"__comment": "json doesn't accept comments and you should not be commenting even in this way", "avoid!": "also, never add more than one key per line, like this"}[{   "why":null} ]{  "not true": [0, false],  "true": true,  "not null": [0, 1, false, true, {    "obj": null  }, "a string"]}

Your JSON object in this case is a list. JSON is almost always an object with attributes; a set of one or more key:value pairs, so you most likely see a dictionary:

{ "MyStringArray" : ["somestring1", "somestring2"] }

then you can ask for the value of "MyStringArray" and you would get back a list of two strings, "somestring1" and "somestring2".

Basically yes, JSON is just a javascript literal representation of your value so what you said is correct.

You can find a pretty clear and good explanation of JSON notation on