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jQuery.stringify() utility
/**
* converted stringify() to jQuery plugin.
* serializes a simple object to a JSON formatted string.
* Note: stringify() is different from jQuery.serialize() which URLEncodes form elements
* UPDATES:
* Added a fix to skip over Object.prototype members added by the prototype.js library
* USAGE:
* jQuery.ajax({
* data : {serialized_object : jQuery.stringify (JSON_Object)},
* success : function (data) {
*
* }
* });
*
* CREDITS: http://blogs.sitepointstatic.com/examples/tech/json-serialization/json-serialization.js
*/
jQuery.extend({
stringify : function stringify(obj) {
var t = typeof (obj);
if (t != "object" || obj === null) {
// simple data type
if (t == "string") obj = '"' + obj + '"';
return String(obj);
} else {
// recurse array or object
var n, v, json = [], arr = (obj && obj.constructor == Array);
for (n in obj) {
v = obj[n];
t = typeof(v);
if (obj.hasOwnProperty(n)) {
if (t == "string") v = '"' + v + '"'; else if (t == "object" && v !== null) v = jQuery.stringify(v);
json.push((arr ? "" : '"' + n + '":') + String(v));
}
}
return (arr ? "[" : "{") + String(json) + (arr ? "]" : "}");
}
}
});
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