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This rule belongs to the openapi-v3-standards-validation ruleset and states that:

In an OpenAPI v3.0.x document, the Encoding Object referenced by a Request Body Object content definition must configure explode only if the content media type is set as application/x-www-form-urlencoded. If explode is defined for a different request body media type, it will be ignored.

Maximum SeverityWarning
MessageProperty explode in the Encoding Object is not applicable for current request body media type.
Rule SystemSemantic
Broad CategoryEncoding
Products ImpactedAPI Transformer, Code Generation, Developer Experience Portal
Tagsopenapi3 openapi standards semantic validation explode encoding request body url encoded media type

Suggested Fixes

  • Remove property explode from the Encoding Object.
  • Ensure that the Encoding Object is defined inside a media type definition that supports configuration of explode.

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