Verbose error messages
Error messages at the moment are not verbose enough. Recently I started getting error: "Error occured: INVALID_RESPONSE, An exception occurred while dispatching the request to the skill.". I had to debug it for ages to figure out that the problem was that my response was too big. Couldn't the error tell it? It says when SSML is wrong, but not stuff like this?
As I said, my idea would be to add more verbose error messages to tell more info what is wrong with the response.
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I just grabbed the response before sending it to alexa and checked it size. I used this website with ticked 'ignore whitespaces': http://bytesizematters.com/ And I spotted that response is bigger than max allowed 24kB.
As I said, it took ages to debug, just because error message was pointing me the wrong way, but after checking everything the only thing left was to inspect response. That is the reason I created this feature request.
I started getting the same error for 2 of my skills suddenly which were working fine earlier. How did you debug to figure out this problem?