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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: create_target isn't working with the _replicator db
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:31:08 GMT
On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 11:26, Randall Leeds <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 09:40, Benoit Chesneau <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 5:54 PM, Filipe David Manana
>> <> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Benoit Chesneau <>
>>>> Yup, but I think that's a bug then. I shouldn't have to set any
>>>> userctx imo. If no admin has been set, every user is an admin except
>>>> if we change the default behavior and then it's not consistent.
>>> This was discussed sometime before the 1.1.0 release in the security list.
>>> And it's a principle of the least privileges by default (roles is an
>>> empty list).
>> I've no problem with that, it's even good. But other part of the API
>> aren't consistent then. While _replicator is ok, I can still do this
>> operation on _replicate. I propose to port the same behavior
>> _replicate.OK for that?
> I'd definitely prefer they be consistent.
> In fact, I've been arguing quietly for POST to _replicator to be
> exactly the _replicate API and to deprecate the latter.
> Isn't this possible?

What I mean to say is that I think it's absolute craziness to have two
replication APIs.
{persist: true} or something would have made more sense to me.
?block=true perhaps if we want the old one-shot, blocking. Persist on
PUT or with {id: <replication_name>}, otherwise make it one-shot.

I hate to be complaining like this after we've already released it
with a different API, but I raised this a few times before 1.1 went
out. I think two APIs for replication is ugly and confusing. A new
CouchDB user has enough to digest without having to remember that
_replicate is different from _replicator. I would have preferred we
papered over the differences as described above and made _replicate
use a database, rather than create a brand new path.


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