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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: POST/PUT on _show vs POST/PUT on _update + GET on _show
Date Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:17:41 GMT
On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 4:12 AM, Vlad GURDIGA <> wrote:
> It seams intuitive that _show actually shows you something and does
> not handle update actions.
> On the other hand why would we need an _update thing? Doesn't CouchDB
> handle that itself?
> (Excuse me if the question is stupid, I was not on #couchdb at the
> time when this discussion took place.)

_update allows you to mutate incoming JSON docs before they get saved
to the database.

Paul Davis

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