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Make sure body was successfully parsed as JSON before filtering #1065

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@50Wliu 50Wliu commented Jul 2, 2018


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Description of the Change

In #1014, package searches were changed to use the API endpoint rather than calling out through apm. As part of that change, parsing of the resulting JSON data was delegated to the request module. Interestingly, request does not throw an error when it fails to parse the response body as JSON and instead returns the raw body as a string. The new package search code failed to account for this scenario, which resulted in #1052.

Alternate Designs

There are a couple of alternate designs:

  • Manually invoke JSON.parse(), as before
  • Check for the status code
  • Use a combination of the above and a different library, such as window.fetch()

I haven't decided which one to go with yet.


Searching should be more resilient to server errors.

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Applicable Issues

Fixes #1052

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