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Copyright 2014 The Kubernetes Authors.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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package json
import (
// MetaFactory is used to store and retrieve the version and kind
// information for JSON objects in a serializer.
type MetaFactory interface {
// Interpret should return the version and kind of the wire-format of
// the object.
Interpret(data []byte) (*schema.GroupVersionKind, error)
// DefaultMetaFactory is a default factory for versioning objects in JSON. The object
// in memory and in the default JSON serialization will use the "kind" and "apiVersion"
// fields.
var DefaultMetaFactory = SimpleMetaFactory{}
// SimpleMetaFactory provides default methods for retrieving the type and version of objects
// that are identified with an "apiVersion" and "kind" fields in their JSON
// serialization. It may be parameterized with the names of the fields in memory, or an
// optional list of base structs to search for those fields in memory.
type SimpleMetaFactory struct {
// Interpret will return the APIVersion and Kind of the JSON wire-format
// encoding of an object, or an error.
func (SimpleMetaFactory) Interpret(data []byte) (*schema.GroupVersionKind, error) {
findKind := struct {
// +optional
APIVersion string `json:"apiVersion,omitempty"`
// +optional
Kind string `json:"kind,omitempty"`
if err := json.Unmarshal(data, &findKind); err != nil {
return nil, fmt.Errorf("couldn't get version/kind; json parse error: %v", err)
gv, err := schema.ParseGroupVersion(findKind.APIVersion)
if err != nil {
return nil, err
return &schema.GroupVersionKind{Group: gv.Group, Version: gv.Version, Kind: findKind.Kind}, nil
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