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README.md

TrailerVote::MediaTypes

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Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'trailer_vote-media_types'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install trailer_vote-media_types

Notes

updated_at vs Last-Modified headers

When this is used in conjunction with a TrailerVote service, the updated_at attributes inside the body of a response will take precedence over any Last-Modified header. The updated_at value SHOULD reflect the last time the resource was updated, whereas the Last-Modified value may change when the representation is updated.

Are ids missing?

No, the id or uuid attributes are not missing. As per the TrailerVote API considerations clients SHOULD not need to construct URLs. Both internally and externally, where possible, we refer to resources by their fully qualified URL which is their identifier, instead of something like a UUID.

Usage

This gem is based on media_types, and inherits all the functionality from that gem. In general, you can use trailer_vote-media_types in the following ways:

Accept and Content-Type construction

All the media types can be turned into a header value, both acceptable for the Accept and Content-Type headers:

TrailerVote::MediaTypes::Configuration.to_constructable.version(2).to_s
# => "application/vnd.trailervote.configuration.v2+json"

The Constructable result of #to_constructable allows for chaining the various options in our media types, namely view (e.g. index, create) and version. The default suffix is none for binary types and json for text type, as we don't support XML at the moment.

It is recommended to always include .version(n), otherwise you will get the newest version, which might not be what you support in the code.

Accept with quality parameter

If you want to have multiple Accept values, but with different priorities, Constructable#to_s accepts an additional parameter to set this. For example, if you want to make a fully qualified Accept header and you prefer product version 2, but accept version 1 as well:

[
    TrailerVote::MediaTypes::Product.to_constructable.version(2).to_s,
    TrailerVote::MediaTypes::Product.to_constructable.version(1).to_s(0.9),
    TrailerVote::MediaTypes::Errors.to_constructable.version(1).to_s(0.1)
].join(', ')
# => "application/vnd.trailervote.configuration.product.v2+json,
#       application/vnd.trailervote.configuration.product.v1+json; q=0.9,
#       application/vnd.trailervote.errors.v1+json; q=0.1"

Data validation

All the media types come equipped with validations, for most known / expected permutations of views and versions. Validations are based on Scheme from the media_types gem.

media_type = TrailerVote::MediaTypes::ClientConfiguration.to_constructable.version(1)
# => application/vnd.trailervote.client_configuration.v1+json

media_type.valid?(
    configuration: {
        place: "https://fake.trailervote.com/api/places/435ec0b8-100d-4e92-8a17-04bc77e90880",
        persona: "https://fake.trailervote.com/api/persona/e03a1c72-8bce-408c-a6e4-de215e73dd92"
    }
)
# => true

media_type.validate!(
    configuration: {
        place: "https://fake.trailervote.com/api/places/435ec0b8-100d-4e92-8a17-04bc77e90880",
    }
)
# => raises MediaTypes::Scheme::ExhaustedOutputError: Missing keys in output: [:persona] at [.->configuration]

Mime::Type registration

In case you use action_dispatch/http/mime_type, you may register the TrailerVote Media Types into the Mime::Type registry like so:

TrailerVote::MediaTypes::Persona.register
# => [...] # Array of registered types, each version, each suffix permutation, all aliases

You can now look them up in the registry:

media_type = TrailerVote::MediaTypes::Persona.to_constructable.version(1).to_s
# => "application/vnd.trailervote.persona.v1+json"

Mime::Type.lookup(media_type)
# => Mime::Type entry

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle update trailer_vote-media_types in any repository that depends on this gem. If you have permissions, you may call bundle exec rake release to create a new git tag, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to the rubygems gem server.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at TrailerVote/trailervote-media-types

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