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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: POST with _id
Date Mon, 03 Aug 2009 11:10:42 GMT

On 3 Aug 2009, at 11:04, Brian Candler wrote:

> Is there any reason why, if you POST a document to a database and that
> document has an "_id" member, why this is ignored and a server- 
> generated _id
> is used instead?
>
> $ curl -X PUT http://127.0.0.1:5984/sample
> {"ok":true}
> $ curl --data-binary '{"_id":"foo","bar":"baz"}' -X POST http://127.0.0.1:5984/sample
> {"ok 
> ":true,"id":"f38341efa1ca9bebc528b452aa036846","rev":"1-4165745669"}

The API for creating a named document is PUT /db/docid
POSTing to /db is "add to a collection and let the server
care about identity."


> This seems inconsisent with a POST to _bulk_docs
>
> $ curl --data-binary '{"docs":[{"_id":"foo","bar":"baz"}]}' -X POST http://127.0.0.1:5984/sample/_bulk_docs
> [{"id":"foo","rev":"1-1298018621"}]

Bulk docs is different API.

--

That's the reasons. Do you propose a change? :)

Cheers
Jan
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