[X3D-Public] support for JSON in X3D players?

Geoff Pack Pack.Geoff at abc.net.au
Mon Mar 18 17:04:59 PDT 2013

On 19/03/2013, at 2:48 AM, Don Brutzman wrote:

> It would be great to be able to exchange JSON data from within an 
> embedded X3D script, or from an HTML/script/X3DOM page, back to an http 
> server.  These might be some really cool examples.
> Meanwhile, several of us are interested in examining whether an X3D 
> encoding using JSON might have any use.  It probably isn't too hard to 
> define an X3D encoding in JSON, we could write a stylesheet to produce 
> that from the X3D Schema.

I think a JSON encoding of X3D would be fantastic. I imagine it would be much like classic VRML but with lots more quotes. 

You could even sell it to the Three.js folks as a replacement for their JSON Model format [https://github.com/mrdoob/three.js/wiki/JSON-Model-format-3.1]

btw, I've got a simple multiuser X3D demo working that uses X3DOM, Node.js and WebSockets sending JSON between browsers - it's pretty crude but I'll clean up the code and share it as soon as I can.


Geoff Pack
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