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From Samuel Wan <>
Subject Re: specify Content-Type of a document?
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2009 19:51:54 GMT
I'm trying to build a simple learning experiment where I can write
HTML and Javascript into documents, and retrieve them with a GET
request. However, I don't know how to specify text/html or
application/x-javascript as the Content-Type headers in the response
to a document request.

Is the recommended practice to simply store the html or js text as
attachments, or is it possible somehow to use a "show" function to
send them back with specific content type headers? I read some of
Chris Anderson's posts, the Safari Rough Cuts book, and looked a bit
at the CouchApp code, but it might be too much to grasp all at once
for me.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Paul Davis
<> wrote:
> Sam,
> We're consistently inconsistent in that we only sometimes check for
> the content-type when posting JSON documents. Of the top of my head I
> know we check in _temp_views but not for PUTs and POSTs to docs or
> _bulk_docs.
> If you mean for adding attachments to docs though CouchDB will just
> send you back the content-type header you attached it with so you can
> control what clients will see when fetching attachments.
> HTH,
> Paul Davis
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 3:28 PM, Samuel Wan <> wrote:
>> Is it possible to specify the Content-Type header of a document? Do
>> you need to use a "show" function?
>> -Sam

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