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From "Jan Lehnardt (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-882) Nonstandard HTTP methods not converted to JSON correctly
Date Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:38:14 GMT


Jan Lehnardt commented on COUCHDB-882:

With trunk, the patch makes the following test cases fail:

copy_doc	error	126ms	

   1. Run with debuggerAssertion failed: xhr.status == 201
   2. Exception raised: {"message":"\"doc_that_was_copied\") is null","fileName":"","lineNumber":54,"stack":"((void

stats	failure	5627ms	

   1. Run with debuggerAssertion 'Copying docs increments doc writes.' failed: expected '21',
got '20'

> Nonstandard HTTP methods not converted to JSON correctly
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-882
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.1
>         Environment: Erlang R13, Linux
>            Reporter: Jason Smith
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.0.1
>         Attachments: 0001-For-unknown-HTTP-methods-Use-a-binary-for-httpd.meth.patch,
> Since COUCHDB-815, CouchDB allows nonstandard or unknown HTTP methods in case a _show
or similar function may want to implement a response to that method.
> Unfortunately the (my) patch in that ticket used couch_util:to_existing_atom which returns
the passed value unmodified if it has no corresponding atom. That is wrong because the HTTP
method will be copied into the `req` object in the view server, therefore it must not be an
Erlang string (list of integers) because those do not JSONify correctly. Instead, if the atom
does not exist, the method should be converted to a binary.

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