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Chris Dent cdent+os at anticdent.org
Thu Jul 5 17:05:39 UTC 2018

Greetings OpenStack community,

At today's meeting we discussed an issue that came up on a nova/placement review [9] wherein there was some indecision about whether a response code of 400 or 404 is more appropriate when a path segement expects a UUID, the request doesn't supply something that is actually a UUID, and the method being used on the URI may be creating a resource. We agreed with the earlier discussion that a 400 was approrpiate in this narrow case. Other cases may be different.

With that warm up exercise out of the way, we moved on to discussing pending guidelines, freezing one of them [10] and declaring that another [11] required a followup to clarify the format of strings codes used in error responses.

After that, we did some group learning about StoryBoard [8]. This is becoming something of a regular activity.

As always if you're interested in helping out, in addition to coming to the meetings, there's also:

* The list of bugs [5] indicates several missing or incomplete guidelines.
* The existing guidelines [2] always need refreshing to account for changes over time. If you find something that's not quite right, submit a patch [6] to fix it.
* Have you done something for which you think guidance would have made things easier but couldn't find any? Submit a patch and help others [6].

# Newly Published Guidelines


# API Guidelines Proposed for Freeze

Guidelines that are ready for wider review by the whole community.

* Expand error code document to expect clarity

# Guidelines Currently Under Review [3]

* Add links to errors-example.json

* Update parameter names in microversion sdk spec

* Add API-schema guide (still being defined)

* A (shrinking) suite of several documents about doing version and service discovery
   Start at https://review.openstack.org/#/c/459405/

* WIP: microversion architecture archival doc (very early; not yet ready for review)

# Highlighting your API impacting issues

If you seek further review and insight from the API SIG about APIs that you are developing or changing, please address your concerns in an email to the OpenStack developer mailing list[1] with the tag "[api]" in the subject. In your email, you should include any relevant reviews, links, and comments to help guide the discussion of the specific challenge you are facing.

To learn more about the API SIG mission and the work we do, see our wiki page [4] and guidelines [2].

Thanks for reading and see you next week!

# References

[1] http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev
[2] http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/api-wg/
[3] https://review.openstack.org/#/q/status:open+project:openstack/api-wg,n,z
[4] https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/API_SIG
[5] https://bugs.launchpad.net/openstack-api-wg
[6] https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack/api-wg
[7] http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/2018-June/131881.html
[8] https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/project/1039
[9] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/580373/
[10] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/577118/
[11] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/578369/

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Chris Dent                       ٩◔̯◔۶           https://anticdent.org/
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