Naming URL and JSON components

These are some simple visuals I quickly threw together. I hope they will help to improve conversations which will lead to better-informed decisions. In IT we have a habit of using multiple names for exactly the same thing which frequently leads to longer and more confusing conversations! I hope the visual breakdown of URLs and JSON objects into their constituent parts will be of benefit to newbies and non-techies alike.

JSON Example


  • JSON object – they start with { and end with }
  • Key – this is always a String. It is used to identify and retrieve the associated value
  • Value – this can either a
    • String
    • Number
    • Object
    • Array
  • Property or Key/Value pair – a combination of keys and values
  • Payload/Body/Request/Response body – everything listed above is contained in payload/body


URL Example

URL - explained3.png



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