Reitit route that echos POST JSON body back as EDN?!

I am struggling to get this to work. I don’t want to deal with any spec magic and/or restrict that route in any way. Just a simple route that accepts a POST Request with a JSON in the body and responds with an EDN that corresponds to that JSON.

This would really help me to get going.

I had a similar question pop up on zulip a while back and gamed this out (not being a webdev or reitit user at all). I simplified my example in a branch here that defines a single get/post route. I imagine you can strip out the coercion/spec stuff and arrive at a similar end result. I left them in because that was part of some tutorial the original question was following.

(ns reitest.core
  (:require [reitit.ring :as ring]
            [reitit.ring.coercion :as rrc]
            [org.httpkit.server :as server]
            [ :as js]
            [ring.middleware.defaults :as defaults])

(defn coerce [js-data & {:keys [keywordize?]}]
  (try (js/read-str js-data :key-fn (if keywordize? keyword identity))
       (catch Exception e "malformed JSON data!")))

(def routes
   {:get {:summary "json->edn"
          :parameters {:query {:json string? :keywordize boolean?}}
          :responses {200 {:body {:edn any?}}}
          :handler (fn [{{{:keys [json keywordize]} :query} :parameters}]
                     {:status 200
                      :body {:edn (coerce json :keywordize? keywordize)}})}
    :post {:summary "json->edn"
           :parameters {:query {:json string? :keywordize boolean?}}
           :responses {200 {:body {:edn any?}}}
           :handler (fn [{{{:keys [json keywordize]} :query} :parameters}]
                      {:status 200
                       :body {:edn (coerce json :keywordize? keywordize)}})}}]])

(def app
    ;; router data affecting all routes
    {:data {:coercion reitit.coercion.spec/coercion
            :middleware [rrc/coerce-exceptions-middleware

;;needed to get query strings parsed into params we can match.
(def wrapped
  (defaults/wrap-defaults app {:params    {:urlencoded true
                                           :keywordize true}}))

(defn -main
  "This is our main entry point"
  [& args]
  (let [port (Integer/parseInt (or (System/getenv "PORT") "3000"))]
                                        ; Run the server with Ring.defaults middleware
    (server/run-server #'wrapped {:port port})
                                        ; Run the server without ring defaults
                                        ;(server/run-server #'app-routes {:port port})
    (println (str "Running webserver at http:/" port "/"))))

After starting a repl (via lein repl) and invoking (-main), the web sever spins up and I can navigate to{"a":1,"b":2}&keywordize=true

Getting the response
[:edn {:a 1, :b 2}]

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