XML request and response processing in OpenStack has been a hot topic recently . The OpenStack code and development community has a large bias towards JSON and there have been proposals to deprecate support for XML. As a result, XML Request/Response processing is often not available or it is incorrect. However, XML is highly desired for accelerating adoption of OpenStack within the enterprise.
This session will be an open-ended discussion on various proposals on how to improve the XML request/response processing in OpenStack. One possibility is that a framework could be leverage or developed that would enable and make it much easier for OpenStack developers to support XML in all of the OpenStack services.
This session will explore potential solutions for XML processing around determining if a reasonable framework is developed to add it to all the OpenStack services. Additionally, we would like to discuss an overall process can be defined to resolve the current issues with XML as well as address future requirements in this area.