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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Changing rev to _rev in view results (Was: Re: newbie question #1)
Date Fri, 02 Jan 2009 00:17:23 GMT

On Jan 1, 2009, at 7:14 PM, Adam Kocoloski wrote:

> On Jan 1, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> b) I should have the choice to not have it injected at all
>> So why do I think this is a problem?  The 10gen appserver auto- 
>> injects an id field into the JSON documents that are stored in our  
>> database, Mongo.  Can you guess what the key is?  Yep - "_id"
>> So how can I roundtrip a doc from 10gen through couch and back?  I  
>> can't.
> Perhaps its worth noting that CouchDB is perfectly comfortable with  
> externally generated _ids.  It only injects an _id if you create a  
> new document without one.  Best,

I understand that.

I was just pointing out a real-world case where a JSON doc from  
"somewhere else" runs into trouble...  (and yes, the issue applies  
equally to the 10gen platform, when coming from "somewhere else" :)



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