[openstack-dev] [api] microversion spec
sean at dague.net
Fri Feb 5 21:05:32 UTC 2016
On 02/05/2016 03:00 PM, michael mccune wrote:
> On 02/03/2016 10:23 AM, Morgan Fainberg wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 3:49 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net
>> <mailto:sean at dague.net>> wrote:
>> I've been looking through the reviews on and where it's gotten to -
>> A couple of questions / concerns.
>> There was major push back from API-WG on 'API' itself being in the
>> headers. What is the data on what services are already doing? My
>> understanding is this is convention for all every service so far,
>> because that's how we did it in Nova. Forcing a header change for
>> seems massively bike shed. There is zero value gained in such a
>> by anyone, and just confusion.
> i don't see a conflict with the guideline proposing removing API from
> the header. if nova moves to support both headers in the future that
> would be awesome, but not strictly necessary.
> i think what we wanted was to make sure that new projects will be on the
> same page about this. (although, i can understand that they will cry
> "but nova doesn't do that")
I feel like if we are going for consistency, then we need to think about
what's out there as well.
Consistency trumps purity. An extra 4 letters which are strictly not
needed, but are at least consistent across projects, is much less of an
issue to consumers than it being different between old / new headers or
different services. And becomes something everyone has to look up every
time they write an implementation, vs. knowing how they all work, and
just iterating on name.
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