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From Sebastian Cohnen <>
Subject Re: Curl giving “Invalid UTF-8 JSON” error from CouchDb although JSON is fine? Any ideas?
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2010 06:24:23 GMT
Hey Andrew,

I remember people on this ML having problems with escaping/quotes on windows which leads to
this kind of error. You could try to save the document to foo.json and curl-X PUT http://username:password@
-d @foo.json



On 27.07.2010, at 23:24, Andrew Woodcock wrote:

> Hi there,
> this is probably a real noob problem but I am experiencing an issue where whenever I
try to create a document on CouchDB using curl, I get an "Invalid UTF-8 JSON" error. The example
I am trying to use is actually from O'Reilly's book "CouchDB: The Definitive Guide" and I
am pretty sure that I have tried it before and got it to work. Here's the command:
> |curl-X PUT http://username:password@
-d '{"title":"There is Nothing Left to Lose","artist":"Foo Fighters"}'
> |
> The database albums exists and the username and password are correct. I have checked
this with JSONLint and the JSON is valid and I am at a loss ... presumably there is an issue
with the CouchDB server itself but it appears to be running correctly ... any ideas? This
is driving me nuts!
> I am running CouchDB 0.11 on Windows 7. curl is installed and working correctly as far
as I can tell. Sofa is working correctly and I can create documents via Sofa with no issues.
> Thanks,
> Andrew

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