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From "Daniel Yokomizo" <>
Subject Re: My CouchDB feature wish number 1: partial updating
Date Wed, 07 May 2008 17:33:03 GMT
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 10:11 PM, Guby <> wrote:
>> In REST it's necessary that PUT has paste over semantics (i.e. update
>> or insert if doesn't exist). Using it for partial updates is
>> incorrect. As the HTTP spec defines PUT with this semantics all the
>> clients, proxies, etc., assume it, so we have to follow it precisely.
>> OTOH the HTTP verbs are extensible so we can define our own verbs to
>> do operations with other semantics. There's already a PATCH proposal
>> allowing partial updates of resources, you can see a blog entry about
>> the issues (from the proposal author) here:
>> Best regards,
>> Daniel Yokomizo.
> Thanks for the comment! I didn't think of the consequences when misusing the
> PUT verb.
> The PATCH method draft was posted in January, and the latest comment in the
> blog entry is from the end of february, does anybody know how far they have
> come?

Joe Gregorio seems to be trying it at Google
(, but the whole
thing is still in flux.

> And is there a probability that PATCH will be implemented in CouchDB?
> Best regards
> Sebastian

Best regards,
Daniel Yokomizo.

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