Processing Continuous JSON stream using C#

Hi guys,

I am trying to process Continuous(endless) JSON stream using C#.
I wrote the following code for this, but it doesn't display anything but </html> on the screen.
namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args){

            var url = "http://localhost/myWebService/endlessJsonStream";

            Task<string> t1 = OnContinuousJason(url);
            Console.Write(t1.Result);
            Console.Read();
         }
         private static async Task<string> OnContinuousJason(string url)
         {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            client.Timeout = TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds( Timeout.Infinite);

             var request = new HttpRequestMessage(HttpMethod.Get, url);
             var response = await client.SendAsync(request, HttpCompletionOption.ResponseHeadersRead);
                
              var body = await response.Content.ReadAsStreamAsync();
              var reader = new StreamReader(body);
              var result = "";
              while (!reader.EndOfStream)
              {
                  result = reader.ReadLine();
              }
              return result;
           }
            
        }    
}

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What should I do to see the continuously coming JSON stream?

Thanks!
IzzyTwinklyAsked:
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Nothing. JSON is an object notation. Objects are limited, thus an endless JSON stream makes not really sense.

btw, why opening a dup?

The key question is: What kind of protocol is used and what kind of web service is it?

A REST service must not send an endless stream. Cause this would violate the definitions of REST: Cause a REST URL represents one resource. Resources are not endless.
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IzzyTwinklyAuthor Commented:
Hi ste5an,

I don't know what is going on with the production code under the hood.
So with that given URL, I can't display the continuous Json stream?
As I know, wcf and rest are used.

Thanks.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
But this is important. You need to ask the developer or vendor.
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IzzyTwinklyAuthor Commented:
Hi ste5an,

it's rest and wcf. I got confirmed.
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