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Whilst I can understand there may be restrictions on simply downloading (or worse simply referencing an external 3rd party site), surely there is a mechanism to obtain an external library under controlled circumstances?

Personally I see it no different than choosing a piece of off-the-shelf software. Go through the standard checks you would do before deploying any other 3rd party piece of software and you'd be fine.

I've written parsers in the past (albeit XML). I spent weeks accounting for our specific use case scenario, it wasn't even fully featured. All it would take was the external source of the XML to decide to implement something that my parser hadn't included and the system would have fallen over.

So I would be going to your higher-ups with the following three arguments.

1. A custom JSON parser is likely to take weeks to develop and test
2. A custom JSON parser has potential to not correctly implement the full set of JSON rules, thus would be a risk to the project.
3. Evaluating JSON parser options for suitability and security would be a quicker, cheaper, and potentially more secure option than attempting to build your own parser (since it's is possible to embed executable code into JSON)
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