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Products.jsonserver 1.2b5

A JSON-RPC server for Zope2

Latest Version: 1.2b6

Serve JSON-RPC requests from Zope2.


The product patches the publisher to serve JSON/RPC requests from within Zope2. It is based on:

  • original product for earlier versions of Zope2 by Balazs Ree
  • jsonserver for zope3 by Jim Washington and Contributors
  • ZPublisher/

JSON is javascript object notation. JSON-RPC performs the same service as XML-RPC, except the format is javascript script objects instead of XML, and the content-type is ‘application/json-rpc’ instead of ‘text/xml’.

This project overrides some base zope2 code to provide the additional functionality of listening and responding properly to requests of type “application/json”.

The product was tested with Zope 2.10 and Zope 2.13


Add this egg to your Zope/Plone buildout.


Similar to xmlrpc usage.

jsonserver looks for content-type “application/json”, and handles those requests as JSON-RPC. Other http requests are not affected and will presumably work as expected.

For communication other than in a web browser (javascript), simplejson or other json implementations have functions for reading and writing JSON objects.

The text of a JSON-RPC request looks like:



o jsonid is a string or number that may identify this specific request

o remotemethod is the method to call on the server

o methodparams is a list(javascript Array) of parameters to the method

The text of a JSON-RPC response looks like:



o jsonid is the same jsonid as sent in the request

o returnedresult is a javascript representation of the result or null

o returnederr is a javascript representation of an error state

Either returnedresult or returnederr will be the javascript null value.

Actual implementation using e.g., urllib is left as an exercise for the reader. Hint: Use the minjson.write(object) and methods for conversion before and after transport.

Five extensions

The “json” namespace ( defines the page and pages directives. json:page is identical to browser:page in the usage, but the page or method declared is allowed to be called up in a json request, but will be invisible for normal requests.

browser:page and browser:pages declarations will be available to both normal and json requests.

json:page declarations will be callable from code and their macros will be visible from other templates.



The code of the product can be found at:

Change history

1.2b5 (2012-03-21)

  • Include zcml files in [tom_gross]

1.2b4 (2012-03-21)

  • Another fix [tom_gross]

1.2b3 (2012-03-21)

  • Added and fixed broken egg [tom_gross]

1.2b2 (2012-03-20)

  • Use simplejson/json instead of minjson implementation [tom_gross]
  • Allow utf-8 as input encoding only [tom_gross]
  • Zope 2.13 compatibility [tom_gross]
  • Fixed issue occured if used with diazo [tom_gross]

1.2b1 (2011-10-07)

  • fixed content-type with charset [tom_gross, thanks Steve Spicklemire]
  • changed has_key with __contains__ calls [tom_gross]
  • fixed sending of unauthorized status [tom_gross]
  • return error object according to the JSON-RPC specification [tom_gross, thanks Steve Spicklemire]

1.2a1 (2010-07-15)


  • Tom Gross, Author
  • Balazs Ree
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