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From Christopher Lenz <>
Subject Re: REST, Hypermedia, and CouchApps
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009 17:12:16 GMT
On 05.03.2009, at 23:45, Chris Anderson wrote:
> The main reason it's important that applications-as-design documents
> are enabled by default, is that they can be deployed and distributed
> using just CouchDB replication. When the application and the data
> travel together, and are fully available to the user, innovation can
> flourish. Standalone CouchDB applications have the potential to be
> game-changers on the web. If CouchDB doesn't support them by default,
> that potential becomes even more long-shot.

Well, I'd imagine a hypothetical CouchApp extension could be included  
with binary (i.e. end-user) CouchDB distributions, and even enabled by  
default. Or the other way around, the CouchApp project provides those  
binaries (including CouchDB).

Christopher Lenz
   cmlenz at

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