HTML in our json api schema
I noticed some strange descriptions for actions in our api schema when viewing it as json. I'm hitting the /pulp/api/v3/docs/api.json endpoint and seeing:
<!-- User-facing documentation, rendered as html-->\nFileRemote represents an external source of <a href=\"#operation/content_file_files_list\">File\nContent</a>. The target url of a FileRemote must contain a file manifest, which contains the\nmetadata for all files at the source.
I wonder if we should avoid including html in fields as our api schema since it can be rendered in many different forms (e.g. json).
I see a few downsides to having HTML in our api schema:
1. This forces me and pulp users like me who prefer to
less our api json docs to now use the generated html docs instead. I prefer to stick to the command line whenever possible.
2. Tools may eventually read/display these descriptions. I am thinking of potential tools like a pulp cli, tools that generate stuff like bash scripts or ansible roles, etc.
3. Other tools that can generate HTML like a Pulp web UI may not be able to properly generate this html. Stuff like links may not work properly.
Updated by email@example.com over 4 years ago
- Triaged changed from No to Yes
- Sprint set to Sprint 55
We will add a query argument call 'include_html' which will cause the OpenAPI schema to be returned with HTML tags. If this argument is not included i nthe request to /pulp/api/v3/docs/api.json, the HTML is not included.