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From kxe...@apache.org
Subject [1/2] documentation commit: updated refs/heads/master to 332c40b
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:26:34 GMT
Repository: couchdb-documentation
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master 167619f03 -> 332c40bff


Clarify the purpose of tombstones

Signed-off-by: Alexander Shorin <kxepal@apache.org>


Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/commit/332c40bf
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/tree/332c40bf
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/diff/332c40bf

Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 332c40bff2fb74d6a79f47bbc65c2b92d0b22e35
Parents: d974f51
Author: Chris Snow <chris.snow@cloudant.com>
Authored: Mon Nov 3 08:13:11 2014 +0000
Committer: Alexander Shorin <kxepal@apache.org>
Committed: Mon Nov 3 12:24:33 2014 +0300

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 src/api/document/common.rst | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
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http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/blob/332c40bf/src/api/document/common.rst
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diff --git a/src/api/document/common.rst b/src/api/document/common.rst
index 2506179..5512d88 100644
--- a/src/api/document/common.rst
+++ b/src/api/document/common.rst
@@ -248,9 +248,9 @@
   :header:`If-Match` header to specify the revision.
 
   .. note::
-    CouchDB doesn't actually delete documents. The reason is the need to track
-    them correctly during the replication process between databases to prevent
-    accidental document recovery for any previous state.
+    CouchDB doesn't completely delete the specified document. Instead, it leaves
+    a tombstone with very basic information about the document. The tombstone
+    is required so that the delete action can be replicated across databases.
 
   .. seealso::
     :ref:`Retrieving Deleted Documents <api/doc/retrieving-deleted-documents>`


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