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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: slash escaping (was 0.9.0 Release)
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2008 22:09:09 GMT
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 08:33:38AM +1030, Antony Blakey wrote:
> Why not just do the MD5 and be done with it - erlang:md5(Data) -> Digest ? You
> remove any limit on the name of a design document, or, for that matter, a
> database (well, it can't be empty, but then that isn't a name, and obeys
> 0,1,∞). I think you've already agreed that URL encoding is a good idea, so
> this is hardly much effort.

Because this introduces an inconsistency on the file system.

Some databases are held by name, some by hash.

This disagrees with me on æsthetic grounds.

Noah Slater,

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