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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: PUT and rev query string
Date Mon, 11 May 2009 21:05:18 GMT
On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Brian Candler <> wrote:
> I notice that:
> * DELETE lets you specify ...?rev=xxxx as part of the URL
> * But PUT doesn't (it seems to ignore it)
> * Both of them let you use an If-Match: xxxx header instead
> I was just wondering if it's intentional that PUT doesn't honour ?rev=xxxx.
> Admittedly, if it did, there would then be *three* different ways of
> specifying the same thing (including _rev in the JSON body). However it's
> often more convenient to add a query string than to add an extra header,
> and it seems a bit inconsistent at the moment.
> This isn't a big problem for me, but just thought it was worth a mention.

90% of the time something like this in our API is just a side-effect
of the test suite being under specified. If you hit us with a JS
tested patch we'd love to have it.


Chris Anderson

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