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From Jens Alfke <>
Subject Re: Any way to explicitly skip design docs in replication?
Date Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:04:36 GMT

On Nov 30, 2011, at 6:18 AM, Robert Newson wrote:

> We could add another built-in filter to complement _design (which only
> includes design docs), _not_design (or something less silly than that
> even). Would be trivial and would avoid this class of problems.

I think this would work well.

> As for treating a validate_doc_update in an unsupported language as if
> it's not there, I'm hugely -1 on that, what a giant hole in our
> security model.


> a 400 Bad Request response for invalid ddocs is a
> great idea. Adam independently suggested the same for map/reduce/etc
> functions that don't *compile*, and this adds even more value to that
> notion.

An error at PUT time for ddocs with syntax errors would be great — in my brief experience
I’ve seen this come up several times as a source of mysterious errors for newbies.

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