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From 7zark7 <>
Subject Re: Attachment serving, directories
Date Sun, 21 Mar 2010 04:01:42 GMT
Let me rephrase the question:

Are there any CouchDB 0.10 mechanisms (views, show function, etc) which 
allows me to serve a binary attachment that has one or more '/' 
characters in the requested file id?

I do not care about the url prefix or its length. In other words, these 
prefixes are all acceptable:{my file path here}{my file path here}

What I do care about is that a browser can directly request a binary 
file such as "/scripts/main/common.js", without our having to go into 
hundreds of HTML files to rename these file references to 
"%2Fscripts%2Fmain%2Fcommon.js".  Nor do I want an app server or Apache 
in place simply to do a file name translation.

The specific value proposition that CouchDB offers in this case is that 
it replaces:

1) Content distribution to multiple nodes in our network.
2) Replaces an app server/Apache serving static content.
3) It is highly concurrent.

Does anyone have experience doing the above or similar?

I can write a blog post if email is not conveying my question correctly.


On 3/20/10 7:22 PM, John Merrells wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2010, at 4:44 PM, 7zark7 wrote:
>>> I do not want to have another webapp "in front" of Couch to translate a
>>> request for "/scripts/main.js" into "%2fscripts%2fmain.js/data", or
>>> "/a1b0e2349f53456/scripts/main.js", etc.
> How about serving the static content directly from the disk with a webserver
> like apache or nginx....
> If you really want the content in couch, then you could do the url rewrite with
> some rules in the webserver config...
> Or use a reverse proxy like varnish.... or squid if you're feeling brave.... and
> then the content could be in couch for versioning, but served fast from the
> cache.
> John

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