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From Martin Henke <>
Subject Re: removing "projections" on web actions
Date Sat, 31 Aug 2019 18:34:37 GMT
Rodric, Carlos,

I am fine too with the cut of date on December 1st. This will allow us to deprecate this feature
in a coordinated way.

Thanks for your help,

> Am 31.08.2019 um 15:29 schrieb Carlos Santana <>:
> I was never a fan of projections, very clever trick but the idea that an the path to
an endpoint was controlling a filter for the http response gives me the heebie-jeebies :-)
> On the other side feels like a form of graphQL
> From experience don’t do the feature flag, and don’t try to implement in another
> If you want to invest effort instead show an example/lib of using whisk actions as front
workers for graphQL might be more useful similar to Cloudflare [1] when talking about projections
and filtering responses. 
> I like the idea of a cut off date. Do a /remind in Slack or a Whisk alarm trigger :-)
> [1]
> - Carlos Santana
> @csantanapr
> On Aug 30, 2019, at 9:53 AM, Rodric Rabbah <> wrote:
>>> Assuming no one wants to bother with a feature flag for a deprecated
>> feature, let's set a concrete date on which the PR will be merged.  My
>> suggestion is December 1, 2019.  That gives ample time for downstream
>> operators to do their deprecation process.
>> I don't want to bother with a feature flag. I think the feature as
>> implemented is unwieldy and kudos to those that did get it to work. Fine
>> with me to defer it's already been open 4 months.
>> That said, I have thought that we could provide projection capabilities but
>> using X- headers (an argument for keeping some of the code around). I am
>> not sure/convinced this feature in general though is useful.
>> -r

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