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From Jason Smith <...@couch.io>
Subject Vhosting Requirements (was: Re: [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-230) Add Support for Rewritable URL)
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2010 12:30:23 GMT
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 01:48, Benoit Chesneau (JIRA) <jira@apache.org>wrote:

>
>    [
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-230?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=12899954#action_12899954]
>
> Benoit Chesneau commented on COUCHDB-230:
> -----------------------------------------
>
> the $ stuff is already in the code with the vhost refactoring. The only
> thing to add is this path stuff which is a little more complex btw. I will
> work on it this week, it will likely land  on friday.
>

Woah! Can we all please take a step back and talk about what problem this
solves?

Benoit, your work is *excellent* however on behalf of couchdb
administrators, I must say, these proposed vhost rules look complicated, and
difficult or impossible to support in a reverse-proxy environment.

What exactly is the problem that vhosts and _rewrite cannot solve?

I have no final opinion. However I think a CouchApp or Futon feature which
manages vhosts might be better, long-term, despite being more work to
implement at this time.

-- 
Jason Smith
Couchio Hosting

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