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From Rafael Weingärtner <>
Subject Re: Default API response type: XML -> JSON
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:39:19 GMT
I do think it is an interesting proposal. I have been thinking, and what if
we do something different; what about a global parameter where the root
admin can define the default serialization mechanism (XML, JSON, RDF,
others...)? The default value could be XML to maintain backward
compatibility. Then, it is up to the root admin to define this behavior.

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 10:34 AM, Marc-Aurèle Brothier <>

> Hi everyone,
> I thought it would be good to move from XML to JSON by default in the
> response of the API if no response type is sent to the server along with
> the request. I'm wondering that's the opinion of people on the mailing
> list.
> Moreover, if anyone knows a tool working with the API in XML can you list
> them, so I could check the code and see if the change can be done without
> breaking it.
> PR to change default response type: (
> If this change would cause more trouble, or is not needed in your opinion,
> I don't mind to close the PR.
> Kind regards,
> Marc-Aurèle

Rafael Weingärtner

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