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From Jason Davies <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-441) Finally implement pre-write-doc-edit handlers.
Date Sun, 02 Aug 2009 17:32:33 GMT
On 2 Aug 2009, at 10:32, Paul Joseph Davis wrote:

> On Aug 2, 2009, at 5:10 AM, "Jason Davies (JIRA)" <>  
> wrote:
>>   [

>> #action_12738023 ]
>> Jason Davies commented on COUCHDB-441:
>> --------------------------------------
>> Nice work Paul!  One thing I noticed about your patch is that  
>> _update expects a JSON body in the request.  Can we remove this  
>> requirement and make it so the function signature is simply (doc,  
>> req, userCtx)?  In my oauth branch I've modified  
>> couch_httpd_external.erl to always populate req.userCtx so the  
>> function signature will be even shorter when this gets merged.
>> Then we can do fun things like handle XML bodies in the request.
> Had not contemplated that. If we go that direction then we'll  
> probably want to not have the docid in the URL as well. I'm not  
> opposed so what ever general consensus is is fine with me.

You mean we could go all procedural and have something like  
saveDoc(arbitraryDoc)?  I think having the docid in the URL makes  
_update analagous to _show, I'm not sure how else you would know where  
to load the doc from without defining something like saveDoc(...),  
which could potentially break the whole one-doc-affected per update  
request restriction that we have currently for _update.

I would probably stick with the docid in the URL for now, but if we  
decide to go down the road of having saveDoc(), getDoc(), getView()  
etc. functions then that's something to discuss in another thread  
(BenoƮt Chesneau has already proposed this on the couchapp mailing  

Jason Davies

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