[Pulp-dev] Pagination Requirements and Defaults?

Dennis Kliban dkliban at redhat.com
Tue Aug 20 17:00:33 UTC 2019

On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:17 PM Brian Bouterse <bmbouter at redhat.com> wrote:

> Recently with pulp_ansible, users were interested in using pagination with
> LimitOffsetPagination [0]. Pulp currently defaults to PageNumberPagination.
> I looked at our current DRF defaults, and I noticed two things.
> 1. We default to the not-as-common PageNumberPagination based on examples
> in the drf docs.
> 2. We customize it here [1] in various ways.
> Can someone help me remember why these pagination style choices were made
> or where the requirements came from?

I believe the motivation is described here: https://pulp.plan.io/issues/3801

> Would our bindings work with a LimitOffsetPagination style?

Yes, the bindings will work with anything that uses query parameters for

> What use cases drove the use and customization in this area?
> Also, @katello how would a pagination style change (like switching to
> LimitOffsetPagination) affect you?
> Thanks for any info you can provide. Maybe what we have right now is just
> what we need, but I'm not sure.
> -Brian
> [0]:
> https://www.django-rest-framework.org/api-guide/pagination/#setting-the-pagination-style
> [1]:
> https://github.com/pulp/pulpcore/blob/master/pulpcore/app/pagination.py
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