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An complete request editor and response view panels in a single element.

See breaking changes and list of required dependencies at the bottom of this document

Version compatibility

This version only works with AMF model version 2 (AMF parser >= 4.0.0). For compatibility with previous model version use 3.x.x version of the component.



npm install --save @api-components/api-request-panel

In an html file

    <script type="module">
      import '@api-components/api-request-panel/api-request-panel.js';

In a LitElement

import { LitElement, html } from 'lit-element';
import '@api-components/api-request-editor/api-request-editor.js';

class SampleElement extends PolymerElement {
  render() {
    return html`

  _apiRequestHandler(e) {
    console.log('current request to run', e.detail);
customElements.define('sample-element', SampleElement);

Working with AMF model

The component is to be used with AMF model. Assign API model value to amf property to initialize the element. When the user made a selection (in navigation) set selected property to the @id value of a HTTP method model. API model data are populated automatically.

When using with combination with @api-components/api-navigation then use handleNavigationEvents option. The panel listens then for navigation events dispatched by the navigation and updates the state automatically.

<api-request-panel handlenavigationevents></api-request-panel>
  const model = await generateApiModel();
  document.querySelector('api-navigation').amf = model;
  document.querySelector('api-request-panel').amf = model;

Working with AMF partial model

Only endpoint model with selection set to a method node that is already in the model make sense. Because the model don't have server, protocols, and version definition it has to be computed and set manually.

const elm = document.querySelector('api-request-panel');
const summaryModel = await downloadPartialApiModelSummary();
const endpointModel = await downloadPartialApiModelEndpoint();
elm.amfModel = endpointModel; // This must be set before any computation, it contains `@context` property.
elm.selected = '#123'; // Selected node ID, must be method ID that is in endpoint definition.
elm.server = elm._computeServer(summaryModel); // This is element's inherited method
elm.version = conputeApiVersion(summaryModel); // Compute version from `server` model.
elm.protocols = ['http', 'https']; // This is encoded in AMF model.

api-request event

Dispatched when the user requests to send current request.

Properties set on the detail object:

  • url String The request URL. Can be empty string.
  • method String HTTP method name. Can be empty.
  • headers String HTTP headers string. Can be empty.
  • payload String|File|FormData Message body. Can be undefined.
  • auth Object Optional, authorization settings from the auth panel.
  • authType String Name of the authorization methods. One of advanced-rest-client/auth-methods.
  • id String Generated UUID for the request. Each call of the execute() function regenerates the id.

When the response is ready dispatch api-response custom event. It is handled by this element and the response data is populated to the response view.

The response is ARC response data model:

  • status (Number) - Response status code
  • statusText (String) - Response status text. Can be empty string.
  • payload (String|Document|ArrayBuffer|Blob|undefined) - Response body
  • headers (String|undefined) - Response headers

Response object is created by advanced-rest-client/xhr-simple-request. However, any transport library can generate similar object.

Advanced transport properties

When using own transport libraries or server side transport you may have access to more information about the request and response like redirects and timings. The response status view can render additional UI for this data. To enable this feature, set isXhr to false and any of the following properties:

  • sentHttpMessage String - Raw HTTP message sent to server
  • redirects Array<Object> - A list of redirect information. Each object has the following properties:
  • status (Number) - Response status code
  • statusText (String) - Response status text. Can be empty string.
  • headers (String|undefined) - Response headers
  • payload (String|Document|ArrayBuffer|Blob|undefined) - Response body
  • redirectTimings Array<Object> - List of HAR 1.2 timing objects for each redirected request. The order must corresponds with order in redirects array.
  • timings Object - HAR 1.2 timings object


git clone
cd api-request-panel
npm install

Running the demo locally

npm start

Running the tests

npm test

Breaking Changes in v3

editorRequest is removed

The element do not track request generated by the editor any more and do not set editorRequest property. It also do not dispatch api-request-data-changed custom event. All request data are passed to the application with api-request event.

popup location

The bower-location attribute becomes auth-popup-location. It is a path to node_modules directory. It can be both relative or absolute location. For example /static/console/node_modules will produce OAuth Redirect URI /static/console/node_modules/@advanced-rest-client/oauth-authorization/oauth-popup.html.

However, you are encourage to use your own redirect popup. It can be anything but it must post message to the opened window with URL parameters. See @advanced-rest-client/oauth-authorization/oauth-popup.html for more details.

Code Mirror dependencies

Code mirror is not ES6 ready. Their build contains AMD exports which is incompatible with native modules. Therefore the dependencies cannot be imported with the element but outside of it. The component requires the following scripts to be ready before it's initialized (especially body and headers editors):

<script src="node_modules/jsonlint/lib/jsonlint.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/lib/codemirror.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/addon/mode/loadmode.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/mode/meta.js"></script>
<!-- Some basic syntax highlighting -->
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/mode/javascript/javascript.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/mode/xml/xml.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/mode/htmlmixed/htmlmixed.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/addon/lint/lint.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/codemirror/addon/lint/json-lint.js"></script>

CodeMirror's modes location. May be skipped if all possible modes are already included into the app.

/* global CodeMirror */
CodeMirror.modeURL = 'node_modules/codemirror/mode/%N/%N.js';

Dependencies for OAuth1 and Digest authorization methods

For the same reasons as for CodeMirror this dependencies are required for OAuth1 and Digest authorization panels to work.

<script src="node_modules/cryptojslib/components/core.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/cryptojslib/rollups/sha1.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/cryptojslib/components/enc-base64-min.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/cryptojslib/rollups/md5.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/cryptojslib/rollups/hmac-sha1.js"></script>
<script src="node_modules/jsrsasign/lib/jsrsasign-rsa-min.js"></script>

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