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From "john.tiger" <>
Subject Re: couchdb pull request: Many fixes to $.couch
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:12:36 GMT
thks for info - not entirely sure how this will integrate with the 
upcoming CORS commit but when that appears, we will try to use all of it 
in a non-couchapp html5 program - previously we could not get things 
running with lots of cross-domain errors, etc.  Should make for a good 
test and a nice how-to/tutorial to go with CORS feature whether it makes 
1.3 or 1.4.

On 10/23/2012 11:37 AM, Russell Branca wrote:
> I took a quick peek and the code looks like the expected changes to
> switch jquery.couch.js to use jquery deferreds, which in my opinion,
> is a good addition. I haven't run the test suite with it, but assuming
> it doesn't break the existing callback based functionality, it would
> be an ubobtrusive and good feature to add.
> For the changes to the urlPrefix functionality, I've got a couple
> questions about the statement: "removed the $.couch.urlPrefix, which
> wasn't working correctly anyway. since it wasn't working correctly i
> assume nobody is using it." What part of it isn't working? Currently
> urlPrefix allows you to specify a subdomain url for a database server
> as expected, and I've used it on many occasions.
> What the changes to urlPrefix in this pull request do appear to
> accomplish, is that by delaying the insertion of the base url from the
> initial creation of the db object [1] into the methods themselves ([2]
> for instance), you will then be able to set the url after you have
> created a db object. For instance, if you do:
> $.couch.urlPrefix = ""
> var db = $.couch.db("some_db")
> $.couch.urlPrefix = ""
> In the current jquery.couch.js, urlPrefix will be hardcoded into the
> db variable, and further updates to $.couch.urlPrefix would not be
> brought in, whereas the patch would allow that to happen, which is
> arguablly a useful feature. My guess is that the "broken"
> functionality he was seeing was trying to set $.couch.urlPrefix after
> already having created a db object, which will not work.
> In my opinon, the name change from urlPrefix to url is an unneeded API
> change that will require code updates as people are currently using
> urlPrefix. The switch to deferreds should be unobtrusive, and keeping
> urlPrefix as the name will also keep the patches unobtrusive.
> Couple minor nits:
> The ajax deferred should be returned in [3].
> Need to add $.couch.url in [4].
> Overall looks like a good patch. I'm a big fan of jquery deferreds for
> ajax and they would be a welcome addition to jquery.couch.js, assuming
> that the test suite passes with this and the existing callbacks are
> unaffected.
> -Russell
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 6:24 AM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>> Can someone take a look at this?
>> On 16 October 2012 18:23, boxxxie <> wrote:
>> --
>> NS

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