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From Rachel Willmer <>
Subject Re: Reserved Words page in wiki missingg
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:02:42 GMT
There's a link to the removed document from

In the "Special Fields" section of the Document API, it states "Note
that any top-level fields with a name that starts with a _ prefix are
reserved for use by CouchDB itself."

I believe that this is also a restriction for fieldnames below the
top-level, but can't find a reference to back that up, just various
email threads such as this

Can anyone confirm/deny this fieldname restriction? (i.e. you can't
use leading underscores in a field name anywhere in the document)


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