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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "ReservedWords" by AlanBell
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2008 07:34:53 GMT
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This document details item names that have a special system meaning. It also details recommended
item names which are not enforced by the system, but may help interoperability of databases
if consistent names are used.
== Reserved Document IDs ==
=== favicon ===
This contains an image representing the database. The icon is an attachment to this document,
it can be in SVG or PNG format. A client application may scan all databases on a CouchDB server
retrieving their icons.
=== Security ===
The security document may contain a datastructure that defines the rights users have to parts
of the database. This may be enforced by a client library or perhaps by the database.
== Reserved Item Names ==
System reserved items start with underscore, the other items listed are conventions.
=== _ID ===
this is the unique ID of the document
=== _rev ===
This is the revision reference of the document
=== form ===
This contains a single text string to identify the user interface to be used to display the
document. The text string could be the ID of another couchdb document which contains the definition
of the form.
=== subject ===
The subject should contain a single text string with a human readable description of the document.

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