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From "Jason Smith (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-687) Add md5 hash to _attachments properties for documents
Date Thu, 19 May 2011 09:43:47 GMT


Jason Smith commented on COUCHDB-687:

Recently, I needed to move/rename dozens of attachments in a document. I had hoped to shuffle
the _attachments stubs around but that did not work. So I'd like to see lightweight attachment
modifications using the stubs. (Currently the stubs can only create and delete.)

Anyway, having checksums visible in the stubs seems like it would at least make attachment
moving possible.

And Paul, from COUCHDB-1170, it seems like if you reserve the right to change the checksum
algorithm, then that's when you *should* indicate the algorithm used. 

> Add md5 hash to _attachments properties for documents
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-687
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>         Environment: CouchDB
>            Reporter: mikeal
>            Assignee: Filipe Manana
>         Attachments: couchdb-md5-in-attachment-COUCHDB-687-v2.patch, couchdb-md5-in-attachment-COUCHDB-687-v3.patch,
couchdb-md5-in-attachment-COUCHDB-687.patch, md5.patch
> The current attachment information looks like this:
> GET /dbname/docid
> "_attachments": {
>       "jquery-1.4.1.min.js": {
>           "content_type": "text/javascript"
>           "revpos": 138
>           "length": 70844
>           "stub": true
>       }
> }
> If a client wanted to sync local files as attachments with a document it would not currently
be able to do so without keeping a local store of the revpos. If this information included
an md5 hash of the attachment clients could compare it against a hash of the local file to
see if they match.
> -Mikeal

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