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From "Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T" <dunde...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: external 404
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2009 03:18:46 GMT
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:01 PM, Chris Anderson <jchris@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T
> <dundeemt@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why was the additional level of abstraction necessary?   I saw the
>> committ message
>> r727973 | jchris | 2008-12-19 02:25:19 -0600 (Fri, 19 Dec 2008) | 1 line
>>
>> shorter path to _action servers, external supports better routing control
>>
>> It does make the url shorter, but I assume that there is more to it
>> than just that.
>>
>> curious-ly,
>>
>> -Jeff
>>
>
>
> Jeff,
>
> We could change the API to map the externals from paths directly to
> scripts, like
>
> [httpd_db_handlers]
> _mypath = {couch_httpd_external, handle_external_req, "/path/to/my/script"}
>
> which would be fine by me.
>
> The current code is like it is because the original implementation was
> designed to have multiple scripts mounted at the /db/_external path.
>
> Do you mind opening a ticket about this? - I'm happy to write the code
> but I'm supposed to be working on the book right now, so it'll have to
> wait.
>
> Thanks,
> Chris
>
Issue created as https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-209

Regards,
-Jeff

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