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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: Proposal for changes in view server/protocol
Date Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:39:18 GMT
On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 04:35, Mikeal Rogers <>wrote:

> After some conversations I've had in NYC this week and Mathias' great post
> on the 10 biggest issues with CouchDB (
> I wanted to formally propose some changes to the view server/protocol.

Something I would like to see is a way for an _update function, or some
similar function, to handle success vs. collision results when producing a

An _update function should be able to compute the resulting doc _id based on
the provided input. This is especially useful for directly processing HTML
form input.

Unfortunately, the _update function has no way of knowing if that id is
taken already. It blindly passes the document back to Erlang which might
return a (IIRC) 201, or might return 409.

I do not know what the best solution is but I wouldn't be surprised if it
required a protocol change.

Jason Smith
Couchio Hosting

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