Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#27415 closed New feature (wontfix)

Add request.JSON or request.get_json()

Reported by: Ustun Ozgur Owned by: nobody
Component: HTTP handling Version: 1.10
Severity: Normal Keywords: json, request, incoming data
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


If the content-type is application/json, the body should be parsed and put on request object as JSON or json field (or retrieved via a method like get_json).

This is what flask does, and should be supported for convenience since it is nowadays very common to ingest JSON.

I have seen several proposals in this regard, but those seem over generic (ability to support multiple parsers etc.) and work on them seems to have stalled or moved to libraries.

Solving the majority case where people use JSON should be good enough.

I have searched the open tickets, but haven't been able to find a duplicate which just focuses on JSON.

The json class might be configurable so that people can use ujson instead of stock json for perf if needed.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Simon Charette, 8 years ago

Hi Unstun,

Thanks for your suggestion but I believe we should focus on making available based on the Content-Type header like described in the DEP you linked instead of adding a JSON attribute on request that would be removed in the mid-term. In the meantime you can write a middleware that adds a JSON attribute on request with the appropriate content-type if you want to rely on that.

comment:2 by Tim Graham, 8 years ago

Component: Core (Serialization)HTTP handling
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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