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From Chris Anderson <>
Subject Re: Access Etag in a list
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2010 17:32:28 GMT
On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 7:31 AM, Simon Metson <> wrote:
> Hi,
>        If I access a view or list in my browser I see an Etag is set. Is it
> possible to access the value of the Etag set for a view in a list call, or
> access the Etag CouchDB sets for a list? I can't see this in the wiki docs
> or the book and the head and req passed into the list function don't contain
> it.

The Etag is calculated based on the function body and the view index
sequence num. If it matches, CouchDB doesn't even need to run the JS

There's not a good reason why it's not in the req object, except I
can't see what it'd be useful for

Chris Anderson

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