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From "Joan Touzet (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-348) / should redirect to a human readable page when accessed from a browser
Date Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:12:10 GMT


Joan Touzet commented on COUCHDB-348:

Maybe we "had this backwards" from the start, but it's too late to change it now.

We know for a fact that your suggestion breaks some programmatic clients hitting /. Earlier
this year, [~rnewson] and [~drsm79] I believe had a list of specific clients that broke on
this, and it's a non-insignificant percentage of the world. It would also break naive curl
samples and how-tos that have been around for years - it's way, way more than just Futon and
Fauxton that hit / !

> / should redirect to a human readable page when accessed from a browser
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-348
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>            Reporter: Chris Anderson
>            Assignee: Robert Newson
>         Attachments: COUCHDB_348_01.patch, COUCHDB_348_02.patch, COUCHDB_348_03.patch,
> As more people are adopting CouchDB, the number of questions along the lines of "All
I see is {"couchdb":"Welcome","version":"0.10.0a773399"}, what now?"
> If this page redirected to /_utils/ (or maybe something more user-focussed) when the
accept headers included html, we could make the first-time user experience more palatable.
> There's some code in COUCHDB-234 that might be helpful here.

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