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From "Felix Henninger (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-648) _update handler ignores "code" in response doc
Date Sat, 18 Sep 2010 22:24:44 GMT


Felix Henninger commented on COUCHDB-648:

I would like to add that this issue persists when the start() method is used (c.f.

As rnewson commented on IRC, the response code is hardcoded for _updates (couch_httpd_show:send_doc_update_response;,
but not for _lists and _shows -- creating consistency here would also be helpful.

In line with the original author, I would personally much appreciate this addition, since
it would allow for basic form processing without javascript, and thereby provide graceful
degradation for CouchDB-based web apps.

> _update handler ignores "code" in response doc
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-648
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Database Core
>         Environment: CouchDB from HEAD
>            Reporter: Cliff Stanford
> When using an _update handler, it should be possible to return a response code.
>   return [ doc, {
>   headers : { "Location" : "/" },
>   code	  : 303,
>   body	  : 'Redirecting'
>   }];
> Should return 303 (the redirect for POST) but in fact, on a successful create returns
201.  This means it is not possible to use the browser to POST as you cannot redirect on return.
 This feels like a bug.
> In any case, I would respectfully suggest that the syntax of the _update handler be changed
so that there is a store(doc) call (or similar) which returns a JSON object to the update
handler so that the handler may redirect appropriately.  That would make it possible to do
updates client-side with little or no client-side javascript.

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