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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Posting an attachment directly
Date Tue, 15 Apr 2008 16:28:44 GMT

On Apr 15, 2008, at 01:13, Ralf Nieuwenhuijsen wrote:
> Hi, i'm tempting to go an all javascript route interfacing with  
> couchdb.
> (i'm using qooxdoo)
> But two potentional aspects worry me:
> 1. Will it be supported in the future to post an attachment directly?
> This would make it possible ot use the browser to directly upload a  
> file to
> the couchdb server
> POST /somedatabase/somedoc/_attachment HTTP/1.0    <== adds a new  
> attachment

I've seen support for form handling in the MochiWeb code and this  
looks very interesting to me, so we might get that at some point. But  
it is not priority.

> 2. Will it be possible to use allow a post alternative for put &  
> delete
> operations?
> This would enable crossdomain usage using an iframe backend ;-)
> POST /somedatabase/_bulk_docs   HTTP/1.0         <== put alternative
> already exists!
> POST /somedatabase/_bulk_delete HTTP/1.0         <== delete
> alternative doesn't exist yet!

Maybe, Patches are welcome :) What you can do already is setting the  
_deleted flag in your _bulk_docs JSON for the docs that need to be  
deleted and have them removed en-bulk.

> PS. Do we delete attachment by just removing them from the document?



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