[openstack-dev] [api] header non proliferation (that naming thing, _again_)

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 18:41:05 UTC 2016

On 02/21/2016 12:50 PM, Chris Dent wrote:
> In a recent api-wg meeting I set forth the idea that it is both a
> bad idea to add lots of different headers and to add headers which
> have meaning in the name of the header (rather than just the value).
> This proved to a bit confusing, so I was asked to write it up. I
> did:
>      https://review.openstack.org/#/c/280381/
> When I did, the best example for how _not_ to do things is the way in
> which we are currently doing microversion headers.
> So two questions:
> * Is my position on header non proliferation right?

Yes, I believe so.

> * Is it so right that we should consider doing microversions
>    differently?

Ship has sailed on a number of things, including this. I *do* think it 
would be great to just use OpenStack-API-Version: $SERVICE_TYPE X.Y, 
however we'll need to add another microversion to support that of 
course. Isn't it ironic? Don't you think?


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