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From "Matthew Hooker (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (COUCHDB-348) / should redirect to a human readable page when accessed from a browser
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:19:18 GMT


Matthew Hooker updated COUCHDB-348:

    Attachment: COUCHDB_348_02.patch

properly parsing qvalues is actually kind of tricky. I probably would have messed up the implementation,
but luckily there's a great library that does just that, hosted over at

Attached also is the patch that uses that to correctly resolve this issue.

The question now it, can I include that library in couch? If so, how? I can see it being quite
useful for other things (e.g. COUCHDB-234).


> / should redirect to a human readable page when accessed from a browser
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-348
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>            Reporter: Chris Anderson
>             Fix For: 0.11
>         Attachments: COUCHDB_348_01.patch, COUCHDB_348_02.patch
> As more people are adopting CouchDB, the number of questions along the lines of "All
I see is {"couchdb":"Welcome","version":"0.10.0a773399"}, what now?"
> If this page redirected to /_utils/ (or maybe something more user-focussed) when the
accept headers included html, we could make the first-time user experience more palatable.
> There's some code in COUCHDB-234 that might be helpful here.

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