On 07/02/2015 04:55 PM, Martin Kosek wrote:
> On 07/01/2015 04:51 PM, Petr Vobornik wrote:
>> For those of you who don't want to try the patches:
>> * https://pvoborni.fedorapeople.org/images/api-user-show.png
>> * https://pvoborni.fedorapeople.org/images/api-user-add.png
>>
>> On 07/01/2015 09:35 AM, Martin Kosek wrote:
>>> On 06/30/2015 06:35 PM, Petr Vobornik wrote:
>>>> First part of API Browser - displaying the metadata in more consumable way.
>>>>
>>>> Second part, how to use it in different languages will be written as wiki 
>>>> pages
>>>> first.
>>>>
>>>> The browser could be later enhanced with more infos and tooltips.
>>>>
>>>> Patch 886 extends backend to send more metadata.
>>>> Patch 887,888,889 are webui fixes and prerequisites
>>>> Patch 890 is the API browser
>>>
>>> Thanks, this is a very good start. I looked at a VM with the patches and 
>>> have
>>> couple usability suggestions:
>>>
>>> 1) It was hard for me to find where the API Browser is. But "IPA Server" 
>>> looks
>>> as a good tab where it should be though.
>>
>> could be moved to "Help" tab when it's introduced. For that we need at least
>> one more link.
>>
>>>
>>> 2) I have strong doubts about the "Objects" tab, this is only 
>>> understandable to
>>> users knowledgeable about FreeIPA framework internals. Common API user who 
>>> just
>>> want to consume the API and not know about the internals will not know what
>>> this is.
>>>
>>> What I would do is make "API Browser" directly clickable so that it opens 
>>> the
>>> Commands tab. This is what most people will use. Other tabs may be stacked 
>>> on
>>> the left just like with Staged or Deleted users. For now, I would hide 
>>> Objects
>>> as I think it would cause more confusion. If we want to show it, there 
>>> should
>>> be some introduction what it is good for and maybe limitation of showed 
>>> fields
>>> to only those that has any value for the consumers.
>>
>> fixed, there is only "API Browser" and no submenu
>>
>>>
>>> 3) In Commands tab, we will some more explanatory what the attributes of 
>>> Param
>>> needs and probably hide some. For example "exclude" is not needed for 
>>> consumers.
>>>
>>
>> Attributes as follows were kept: label, type, default, default_from, values,
>> minlength, maxlength, pattern, minvalue, maxvalue, precision, cli_name,
>> option_group
>>
>>> 4) Many attributes have "autofill": True. I wonder how usable it is without
>>> knowing the actual default for the attribute. Can we show the default?
>>
>> default_from now contains list of attrs which are used for the default value,
>> e.g.:
>>   default value created from: givenname, sn
>>
>>
>>>
>>> 5) I would hide "Output Params" all together given we don't have them set up
>>> correctly in FreeIPA framework and they may rather confuse people, with 
>>> having
>>> all the HBAC or SUDO with User objects.
>>>
>>
>> Removed from metadata
>>
>>> I may think about it more, there were just my couple first thoughts. Others 
>>> may
>>> have different opinions here.
>>>
>>> Martin
>>>
>>
>> Other changes:
>> * cli options are shown with dashes as in CLI
>> * required and multivalued were changed into tags next to option name. 
>> 'flags'
>> which were shown as the tags are not displayed anymore
>>
>>
>> updated patches attached.
> 
> I like the new version, good job! ACK from my side.
> 

Patchset works fine in my testing.

Two (nitpick) questions:

1.) Should we show objects that have defined no methods or params as
'pkinit'?

2.) Relationships and attirbute members are displayed in rather raw form:

attribute_members:
{"member":["user","group"],"memberindirect":["user","group"],"memberof":["group","netgroup","role","hbacrule","sudorule"],"memberofindirect":["group","netgroup","role","hbacrule","sudorule"]}

relationships: {"member":["Member","","no_"],"memberindirect":["Indirect
Member",null,"no_indirect_"],"memberof":["Member
Of","in_","not_in_"],"memberofindirect":["Indirect Member
Of",null,"not_in_indirect_"]}


Could we maybe special-case these (or introduce a way how to detect and
display a dict of lists as formatted html)? Or are there arguments for
the raw view of the API?

Tomas

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