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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: docids starting with underscore
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2009 19:50:15 GMT
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
>> I wonder if there is any value in the server restricting the docid?
> Doc ids with an underscore are private to CouchDB. This is documented
> behaviour. So "Don't do that" :) Maybe it is feasible to check for leading
> underscores everywhere.

Yes I think it's a bug that it allows you to create docs with id's
that start with _ but not _design or _local. We should add a test and
then fix the bug.

I've created a ticket on jira and put it in the 0.9 queue

Chris Anderson

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