What is the function of json output?

Hello, I just started using graphviz, I’m curious about the json output format.
Graphviz supports many Output Formats like png, svg and json. but what is the function of json, can it be converted to dot again? or can it be converted to a picture?
thank you

It’s for parsing output graphs using json libraries. For further programattic access to the graph. I don’t know of a way to turn it back to an image.

Agree. We assumed the downstream JSON programs have their own rendering. We didn’t consider ways of parsing JSON back into xdot format.

Someone started this, but it appears the work was abandoned. You might look at this for inspiration.