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From "Benoit Chesneau (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-230) Add Support for Rewritable URL
Date Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:11:17 GMT


Benoit Chesneau commented on COUCHDB-230:

actually you could already do : = /foo/_design/bar/_rewrite
* = /foo/_design/bar/_rewrite
localhost:5984/bazbam = /whatever 

and :

$ = /$vhost


$app.$ /$vhost/_design/$app/_rewrite

for the path based reouting we could likely introduce that too, but it need some code rewrite
to share code with rewriter. 

For local usage though I was thinking that not allowing /pathname but only /_root/pathname
would have been better to not be in conflict with the current API.


> Add Support for Rewritable URL
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-230
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Patrick Aljord
>             Fix For: 1.0.2
> It would be good if couchdb would allow to rewrite urls so that instead of having to
write that:
> I could just write:
> It could be done with the web server but having the rewritten rules in the db would make
it a bit easier for replication so we don't have to write the rules on each web server where
a db gets replicated.
> Here are a few propositions from davisp:
> <davisp> alisdair: how so? rewriting urls should be in _design documents, since
they're in _design docs they should be limited to per db namespaces
> <davisp> bobesponja: I don't know that anyone has looked at it seriously, but my
first guess is that we'd just make a _design/doc "urls" member that's a list of regex's and
targets as is fairly standard practice
> <davisp> bobesponja: or perhaps, regex's -> erlang handler
> <davisp> the second might not be as fun

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