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From J Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: text/csv vs. application/octet-stream
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2010 01:22:25 GMT

On Jul 12, 2010, at 6:18 PM, Ryan Zezeski wrote:

>> Please do! The wiki requires a user account to prevent spam, but aside from
>> that there shouldn't be any roadblocks.
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
> I feel weird just adding to the wiki without someone's approval seeing that
> I'm hardly acquainted with CouchDB.  Here's my stab at it.  If I get no
> replies by tomorrow I'll add it to the wiki as is.

looks good to me.

> === Compression of Attachments ===
> As of version 0.11, CouchDB, by default, will automatically compress certain
> attachment types.  That is, based on the Content-Type header of the request
> CouchDB may perform compression of the data.  This is done to reduce the
> amount of data being shuffled around during replication, and in most cases
> it's probably what you want.  However, if uploading large files (e.g. a 200M
> CSV) you may want to tweak this configuration in order to avoid compression
> and therefore reduce the network latency of the request.
> This setting can be found in the attachments section of the configuration.
> -Ryan

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