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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: post design documents
Date Wed, 03 Jun 2009 21:01:30 GMT

On 3 Jun 2009, at 21:05, Brian Candler wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 05:28:37PM +0100, Michael Stillwell wrote:
>>> Do you have to DELETE the URI then re-PUT it or is there a mechanism
>>> to update/version the design document?
>>
>> If you pass along the _rev of the *previous* version it will update  
>> as
>> you expect.  See:
>>
>> http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/HTTP_Document_API
>>
>> "To update an existing document, you also issue a PUT request. In  
>> this
>> case, the JSON body must contain a _rev property, which lets CouchDB
>> know which revision the edits are based on."
>>
>> Otherwise, if retrieving _rev is awkward, you can DELETE and re-add.
>
> I don't think this helps, because to DELETE a document you also need  
> to
> provide the _rev, don't you?

Yup :) DELETE is just a special case of a document update, the same  
rules
for _revs do apply.

Cheers
Jan
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