Affects Version/s: V4.0_WD01
Fix Version/s: V4.0_WD01
Component/s: JSON Format
According to odata-json-format-v4.0-wd01-2013-03-05-RH.doc (section 4.1.1)
Values of types Byte, SByte, Int16, Int32, Single, and Double are represented as JSON numbers.
but that does not account for NaN, Infinity and -Infinity.
Now the ABNF (odata-abnf-construction-rules-v4.0-wd01.html) states that these values can be encoded as: 'NaN', 'INF' and '-INF'.
However I understood that the ABNF rules are applicable to values in URLs, not in JSON (unless explicitly stated in the JSON doc, as is the case with geo types).
Also note that the ABNF allows Double values to end with "d", and Single values to end with "f".
Here then, we see an apparent contradiction. NaN, INF, -INF, Double values ending with "d", and Single values ending with "f" are permitted by the ABNF rules, but not permitted in a JSON number.
The JSON spec (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4627.txt) section 2.4 quite clearly states:
Numeric values that cannot be represented as sequences of digits
(such as Infinity and NaN) are not permitted.