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From "Jens Alfke (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1824) Official documentation of replication algorithm?
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:48:20 GMT


Jens Alfke commented on COUCHDB-1824:

They're both needed for interoperability. The HTTP calls used by the replicator are documented
now, but only on the unofficial wiki, and only because I added documentation along the way
while I wrote the TouchDB replicator. At the time a lot of the info existed only in the source
code and in the heads of people like Filipe and Damien.

My unstated assumption here is that replication interoperability is a good thing, and that
other database implementations should support the same protocol and algorithms so they can
freely replicate with CouchDB and each other. That's very powerful, and I don't know of any
other open protocols for replication.
> Official documentation of replication algorithm?
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1824
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Documentation
>          Components: Documentation
>            Reporter: Nathan Vander Wilt
> Though it's in some ways an internal detail, it might be nice to provide a canonical
description of CouchDB's replication protocol (algorithm, really) in the documentation. See
links at:

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