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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: authentication behaviour
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:18:55 GMT
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 17:26, Jason Smith <> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Johs Ensby <> wrote:
>> Thanks for raising this question, Benoit!
>> Having worked with CouchDB as an all-in-one solution for deploying small web sites
and couchapps, the authentication system is the main sources of irritation. How on earth do
I make this work?
>> An example:
>> - push the app to a publicly available db so you can serve an app with a login box
>> - then get data ajax-style from the databases that you want to protect
>> - oops, the timeout does not return a useful json, but redirects the user
>> - ok, so lets alter the timeout redirect to a login page..
>> - opps, what about my half-way completed form that i wanted to submit after logging
in again
>> - ok, so make a "keep-alive" polling function to avoid timeout
>> .. and so on..
> And you're just getting started!
> I am not confident that CouchDB can satisfy everybody's needs
> correctly. Consider the "Accept" header. Just that one little feature
> has produced a huge discussion, with no clear correct solution, and
> not all users satisfied. And that is but a tiny component of a
> well-made Couch app.
> Therefore, I 100% agree with Benoit's reaction. Make couch simple.
> Make couch predictable. Next, the community can build tooling for more
> complex tasks.
> --
> Iris Couch

Sounds good to me.

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