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From Stefan Klein <>
Subject Re: How do you document your document structure?
Date Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:02:53 GMT
2013/12/13 James Dingwall <>

> Stefan Klein wrote:
>> all over my javascript source i got statements like
>> if (doc.field === 'VALUE') {
>> }
>> somewhere else:
>> if (doc.field === 'VALUE2') {
>> }
>> what id like to have is something like jsdoc which parses my source and
>> tells me which fields i use and which values i expect. (Would be easy to
>> spot typos etc. this way)
>> I tried jsdoc, created fake classes, it kind of works but is ugly.
>> Is there a better tool?
>  We are using json-schema to document our structure and have imported the
> tv4 validator to perform validation tasks within couchdb.  You can use
> views to emit documents not conforming to the schema, reject non conforming
> documents in validate_doc_update....  The json schema allows us to add
> extra metadata around the various fields that say what they are for and we
> could pull out such comments when building a ui to edit a document.

Thank you, thats probably a better approach than in-code documentation.

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