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From "Marcello Nuccio (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1175) Improve content type negotiation for couchdb JSON responses
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2011 07:15:16 GMT

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Marcello Nuccio commented on COUCHDB-1175:
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A question: is it needed sending a 302 when login is required?

Maybe it is perfectly fine to always send a 401, if we respond with the correct content-type.

All attachments in CouchDB have a content-type. Does it make sense to respond with a different
content-type for this attachment?

For example, if `index.html` has content-type set to `text/html`, is it reasonable to expect
a response with this content-type for this attachment?

I think yes. So, if I do a GET http://localhost:5984/db/_design/app/page.html, I expect to
get a 401 with an HTML login page if authentication is needed, and a 200 with the contents
of index.html if no authentication is needed.

> Improve content type negotiation for couchdb JSON responses
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1175
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1175
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.2
>            Reporter: Robert Newson
>            Assignee: Robert Newson
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 1.1.1, 1.2
>
>
> Currently we ignore qvalues when negotiation between 'application/json' and 'text/plain'
when returning JSON responses.
> Specifically, we test directly for 'application/json' or 'text/plain' in the Accept header.
Different branches have different bugs, though. Trunk returns 'application/json' if 'application/json'
is present at all, even if it's less preferred than 'text/plain' when qvalues are accounted
for.
> We should follow the standard.

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