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From "Robert Newson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-576) Require current update_seq when deleting a database for extra safety.
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:15:08 GMT

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Robert Newson commented on COUCHDB-576:
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I had a follow-up thought that I maybe never wrote down. Instead of this silly idea, add a
parameter or header that indicates the type of resource you think you're talking to. Examples
of each;

curl -X DELETE <path to a db>?type=database

or
curl -X DELETE -Hx-couchdb-type:document  <path to a document>

If you did this;

curl -X DELETE <path to a db>?type=document

we'd reject the delete.

Client libraries, and careful users, could include the ?type= parameter as a matter of course.
                
> Require current update_seq when deleting a database for extra safety.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-576
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-576
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Database Core
>            Reporter: Robert Newson
>         Attachments: delete-db-safety-with-tests.patch
>
>
> Require the current update_seq before deleting a database to prevent accidental deletion.
> DELETE /db2?seq=12

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