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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: when to use another document and when not to?
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:33:22 GMT

On Jul 20, 2008, at 15:10 , Sho Fukamachi wrote:

> On 20/07/2008, at 11:47 PM, Chris Anderson wrote:
>> This is how the web tends to work. Put the links in the places that
>> actually control them. It's scaled so far...
>> If you're already leaning that way, and it's the way of the web, I'd
>> grab the opportunity to take this simple option.
> Indeed, there's a certain elegance in doing things this way which  
> makes me suspect it's going to turn out to be the right solution.
> However, I'd like to hear views from others working with couch -  
> especially criticisms/nullifications of my pros/cons points for each  
> option ..
> The outcome of the previous discussion on this thread seemed to be  
> in favour of the use of a "followers" table which I thought was a  
> pretty bad idea in CouchDB. I'd love to hear some defences of that,  
> maybe someone can tell me what I'm missing...

Your gut feeling was correct, it is a bad idea.


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