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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Bad special document member: __VERSION__
Date Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:50:12 GMT
All top-level properties beginning with _ are reserved for internal
uses, but you can put any named property at a deeper level.

On 28 December 2012 22:38, Paulo Edgar Castro
<pauloedgarcastro@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I just bumped into this error in the subject.
> Upon further digging as per commit d748a328aec166047c81bcaf3dec6b0a885a2088,
> keys starting with an underscore are not accepted as valid...
>
> DB="http://127.0.0.1:5984/mydb"
> curl -X PUT $DB
> curl -H "Content-Type:application/json"  -d
> '{"docs":[{"key":"baz","_name":"bazzel"},{"key":"bar","_name":"barry"}]}' -X
> POST $DB/_bulk_docs
>
> {"error":"doc_validation","reason":"Bad special document member: _name"}
>
> Some modules I'm using as part of a project try to serialize a whole class
> and some of the keys are serialized with underscores.
> This means that CouchDB stops being an option for storage.
>
> Is there a good reason for this design decision ?
> Couldn't the underscore keys be validated against the set of reserved words
> or similar ?
> Could this be something not serving a useful purpose ?
>
> Also, I couldn't find any meaningful caveat about this in the wiki ...
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
>                 PECastro
>

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