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From Robert Dionne <>
Subject Re: Reserved Words page in wiki missingg
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:09:31 GMT
It only applies to the top level. I recall heated discussions about this and meta level objects,

On Mar 30, 2010, at 10:02 AM, Rachel Willmer wrote:

> There's a link to the removed document from
> In the "Special Fields" section of the Document API, it states "Note
> that any top-level fields with a name that starts with a _ prefix are
> reserved for use by CouchDB itself."
> I believe that this is also a restriction for fieldnames below the
> top-level, but can't find a reference to back that up, just various
> email threads such as this
> Can anyone confirm/deny this fieldname restriction? (i.e. you can't
> use leading underscores in a field name anywhere in the document)
> Rachel

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