Json – Are multi-line strings allowed in JSON

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Is it possible to have multi-line strings in JSON?

It's mostly for visual comfort so I suppose I can just turn word wrap on in my editor, but I'm just kinda curious.

I'm writing some data files in JSON format and would like to have some really long string values split over multiple lines. Using python's JSON module I get a whole lot of errors, whether I use \ or \n as an escape.

Best Solution

JSON does not allow real line-breaks. You need to replace all the line breaks with \n.

eg:

"first line second line"

can saved with:

"first line\nsecond line"

Note:

for Python, this should be written as:

"first line\\nsecond line"

where \\ is for escaping the backslash, otherwise python will treat \n as the control character "new line"