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From "Chris Anderson" <>
Subject Re: Bulk Delete
Date Sat, 04 Oct 2008 21:05:24 GMT
On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 2:02 PM, Chris Anderson <> wrote:
> delete is just a special case of update, internally, that sets the
> _delete field to true.

here I am spewing misinformation (let's call it a typo).

For the record, Paul Davis is correct, it's the  "_deleted" field that
is set to true on delete.

There's a new purge feature, which actually deletes the data and all
previous revs of it. It's not documented at all, and I'm not sure of
the exact use cases, but it's good to know what's out there.

Chris Anderson

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