Add JSON for /tags

tagging

(John Muhl) #1

Could a JSON representation be added for /tags?


(Dean Taylor) #2

Requesting with the following HTTP header returns JSON:
X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest

You can try it for yourself with CURL:

curl "https://meta.discourse.org/tags"  -H "X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest"

Although supporting the “.json” extension would make it the same as many other endpoints.


(Robin Ward) #3

Tags can now have periods in them so that’s unfortunately not going to happen.

We lose a little discoverability but on the other hand only developers really want the JSON feeds and they can figure it out easily!


(Dean Taylor) #4

Ahh, got ya - that does make it awkward.

Thanks for clarifying the reasoning.

Could you confirm that adding the “X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest” header is the correct (best) way to force JSON request?

It doesn’t seem quite specific enough - it feels like we should be requesting JSON rather than making adding the fake X-Requested-With header.


(Robin Ward) #5

Actually we support the Accept header, so this approach is preferred as our API needn’t be consumed by XHR:

curl "https://meta.discourse.org/tags" -H "Accept: application/json"