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From Dean Landolt <d...@deanlandolt.com>
Subject Re: Why sequential document ids? [was: Re: What's the speed(performance) of couchdb?]
Date Mon, 02 Mar 2009 22:56:55 GMT
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Antony Blakey <antony.blakey@gmail.com>wrote:

>
> On 03/03/2009, at 5:20 AM, Chris Anderson wrote:
>
>  On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 5:42 AM, Antony Blakey <antony.blakey@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> What security issues are you thinking of?
>>>
>>
>> The one where you can tell by looking at a doc, which node it was
>> inserted on. I suppose that's not strictly security - more like
>> anonymity.
>>
>
> If you want to a feature such as replication tracking i.e. who have I
> replicated from, and how up-to-date am I, the ability to track the
> replication source chould would be a good thing. It would allow a computed
> version-vector form of staleness-tracking.


I can see the point of replication source, but document origination source
is different than replication source, isn't it?

>
>
> More would be required than just having a source identifier, because you
> would need to map that identifier to a domain useful to the user, but it
> would be a start.
>
> I wonder if anonymity, even transitive anonymity, is that useful?


Yes. And not just for copyright infringement apps.

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