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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: Considerations for lots and lots of databases?
Date Sat, 10 Jan 2009 18:52:57 GMT

On 11/01/2009, at 5:12 AM, Robert Koberg wrote:

> "Note also that a / character in a DB name must be escaped when used  
> in a URL; if your DB is named his/her then it will be available at  
> [WWW] http://localhost:5984/his%2Fher. "
> I thought it would just create the directory 'his%2Fher'
> If new, do you still need to escape the slash in a URL?

Couch will see the name "his/her" because the URL will be decoded. The  
%2F is purely a URL encoding issue to ensure that the dbname is a  
single URL path segment.

Antony Blakey
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