Until the introduction of JSON-stat, the main statistical standards for data and metadata exchange were XML-based: they were usually complicated and verbose.
JSON-stat is a simple lightweight JSON dissemination format best suited for data visualization, mobile apps or open data initiatives, that has been designed for all kinds of disseminators.
JSON-stat also proposes an HTML microdata schema to enrich HTML tables and put the JSON-stat vocabulary in the browser.
Using JSON-stat is easy: there are tools available to developers and end users.
The JSON-stat format is a simple lightweight JSON format for data dissemination. It is based in a cube model that arises from the evidence that the most common form of data dissemination is the tabular form.
HTML microdata allows machine-readable data to be embedded in HTML documents in the form of nested groups of name-value pairs. JSON-stat proposes a vocabulary in microdata format to enrich HTML tables.