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From "Noah Slater (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1229) _update handler doesn't support slashes in doc _id
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:49:58 GMT

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Noah Slater commented on COUCHDB-1229:
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Just to chime in, I do not see the logic here either. Specifically in regard to: "/ is an
important character that distinguishes database resources from document resources, etc." After
the first "/" to separate the database from the document, there shouldn't be any need to treat
"/" characters as being special. Even a simple split on "/" would let you pull the first index
to get the database name, while joining the remainder to reconstruct the docid.

> _update handler doesn't support slashes in doc _id
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1229
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1229
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>    Affects Versions: 1.1
>            Reporter: Simon Leblanc
>              Labels: URI, id, update
>
> Let's say you have:
> - a doc with _id foo/bar
> - a show function named baz
> - a update function named baz
> Then _show/baz/foo/bar is valid but _update/baz/foo/bar is not. Only _update/baz/foo%2Fbar
works.
> This is particularly annoying when you want to rewrite /something/* to _update/baz/foo/*
(rewriting /something/* to _show/baz/foo/* works perfectly).

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