Rest API Chat Summary: June 27

This post summarizes the weekly REST API chat meeting for June 27, 2019. (Slack transcript). Weekly REST API component office hours are held every Thursday at 18:00 UTC in the #core-restapi room in the Make WordPress Slack.

Ticket Review

#43691 is close to being ready for commit. @timothybjacobs raised the question of how strict WordPress should be about enforcing the use of the 204 status code. @kadamwhite agreed that core shouldn’t be that stringent.

#43392 has received some more feedback. @timothybjacobs is working on a refreshed patch. @spacedmonkey wanted to know how the ticket would impact #43941. @kadamwhite didn’t think they’d conflict and whichever ticket landed first would require the other to be adjusted.

#47443 came up in a recent REST API bug scrub. It touches post type capabilities which can be tricky. Feedback from developers with post type capabilities experience would be very helpful.

Menus Endpoint

@spacedmonkey has continued work on the Menus Endpoint. A discussion ensued about how to get better feedback on open PRs. Johnny is planning on writing up some basic test instructions. Subsequent PRs will hopefully be smaller and easier to test in the future.

The Menus Location endpoint was discussed. In particular, what endpoint should be responsible for assigning a menu to a menu location. @spacedmonkey‘s gut reaction is that menu-locations are like categories. You assign a category on the post endpoint, so a menu location should assigned on the menu. @kadamwhite and @timothybjacobs had similar initial thoughts.

@kadamwhite brought up that it’s a bit of a flip from the existing UI model, where you start with a location and then add a menu to it.

@timothybjacobs suggested modeling it after the existing posts controller, at least for the first iteration.

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