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From Daniele Testa <>
Subject Re: Updates
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:46:10 GMT
Shouldn't that be up to the user? Why would the database protect me from that.

You would have the same "problem" in all databases. If I edit a page
in a CMS and in the meantime that I change the things in the form,
some other user might have edit that same page.

I don't see the problem why the user cannot specify something like

Personally, I find it very cumbersome to have to do a GET every time I
need to do a PUT. It also makes the update slower, as I need to do 2
requests (sometimes over slow connections).


2011/6/1 Robert Newson <>:
> We can't assume that, the document may have already changed between
> you reading it and updating it.
> B.
> On 1 June 2011 17:35, Daniele Testa <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to this mailing list so please forgive me if this is a stupid question.
>> Why do I have to specify a revisionID when I do an update?
>> Can't couchdb just assume I meant to update the last revision if I
>> leave the revisionID empty?
>> If I know that I want to update document with id=XYZ, do I have to
>> first do a GET/HEAD for that id to get the
>> last revision ID, and then run the PUT?
>> I really hope there is a better way :)
>> Regards,
>> Daniele

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