There are many “standards” for the JSON content type:
Which one is best? I assume security and browser support issues are a factor.
For JSON text:
The MIME media type for JSON text is
application/json. The default encoding is UTF-8. (Source: RFC 4627)
Here are some blog posts that were mentioned in the relevant comments:
IANA has registered the official MIME Type for JSON as
When asked about why not