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A lightweight Python WebAPI's documents and tests framework based on __doc__, VanillaJS-AJAX and Flask, but not limited to Flask.

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A lightweight Python WebAPI's documents and tests framework based on __doc__, VanillaJS-AJAX and Flask, but not limited to Flask.


Each of API handlers' __doc__ line which starts with "@" will be treated as API's notes, excludes the leading spaces. The "::" is the separator between key and value of each APIs='s note. blanks in both ends of key and value are ignored.

key value(samples) comments
@path-parameters variablex=literalx & variabley=literaly & variablez=literalz placeholders in router's url, such as "/path/to/<containeruuid>/status".
@request-parameters variablex=literalx & variabley=literaly & variablez=literalz like things after "?" in url, such as "".
@request-headers content-type:text/json;charset=utf-8 & user-agent:mozilla/5.0 gecko/20100101 firefox/38.0
@request-body {"author":"bob-nx"}
@response-headers content-type:text/html;charset=utf-8 & server:werkzeug/0.14.1 python/2.7.5
@response-body "hi"
@norm ==[caseignored] or ~=[regular expression] or ## "==" for "same", "~=" for "similar", "##" for "silent"; if "[extra]" supplied, "extra" works.


The core is use APIDocTest('router', ['methods'], name='name', description='description' version="version") as handlers' first decorator.

from flask import blueprints
from apidoctest import APIDocTest

bapidoctest = blueprints.Blueprint("apidoctest", __name__)

@bapidoctest.route("/fuck", methods=["GET", "POST"])
@APIDocTest("/fuck", ["GET", "POST"], name="fuck", description="uncourteous.")
def Fuck():
    @request-headers:: Content-Type:application/json
    @request-body:: {"who":"unknown"}
    @response-headers:: Content-Type:text/html;charset=utf-8
    @response-body:: "fuck"
    @norm:: ==
    return "fuck"

import sys

from flask import Flask, request, render_template_string, json
from apidoctest import APIDocTestTemplateString
serv = Flask("APIDocTestDemo")
def documents():
    return render_template_string(APIDocTestTemplateString, data=json.dumps(APIDocTest.apidocs, encoding="utf-8"))
serv.register_blueprint(bapidoctest, url_prefix="/what"), host="localhost", port=9527)


Use browser(Google Chrome recommended), access http://localhost:9527/apidoctest(in examples above).

  • 2xx: <font color='black'>black</font>
  • 3xx: <font color='orange'>orange</font>
  • 4xx: <font color='blue'>blue</font>
  • 5xx: <font color='red'>red</font>


  • I18n(Chinese friendly now)
  • Parameters validation
  • Input/Output grouped by test cases
  • Input/Output type adaption

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