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From Robert Koberg <>
Subject drill into a doc with a GET?
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2009 02:18:08 GMT

first, couchdb is just beautiful! :) (using 0.8.1-incubating from  

I am very new, and have read the available docs and several blog posts.

Can you drill into a doc with a simple GET?

Say I have a doc like:

{"_id": "a", "_rev": "123", "foo":{"bar": 1}, "big-ass-prop": "huge  
amount of stuff"}

Ideally I would like to be able to call something like:

to return {"bar":1} and avoid downloading "big-ass-prop"

Is this or something like it possible?

(I realize "foo" is a 'sibling' of the _id in the document, but it is  
probably treated more like a parent in the DB?)

If not possible, is it possible to create some kind of default action/ 
filter/? that does something like the above? That is, reads the  
request uri, recognizes it is a document and that there is extra path  
info which should be used to resolve a property.


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