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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "HttpGetUuids" by NuuttiKotivuori
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:30:58 GMT
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The "HttpGetUuids" page has been changed by NuuttiKotivuori.


  == Description ==
  Returns a list of generated UUIDs. CouchDB generated UUIDs are of all lowercase strings
of 32 characters; they do not conform to the UUID standard. They are obtained from through
this API, and automatically used when using POST to add articles to a database, but are not
otherwise used anywhere. There is no need to use the UUIDs generated by CouchDB for anything.
The generated UUIDs are not checked for uniqueness. In the (very unlikely) case of where there
is a duplicate, this is expected to be resolved when documents are inserted in to the database.
+ CouchDB attempts to make sure that the results of this request are never cached by giving
several cache-inhibiting headers in the response.
  CouchDB has three different UUID generation algorithms:

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