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From Andrew Melo <andrew.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: URL transformation within CouchDB?
Date Thu, 08 Apr 2010 04:40:07 GMT
Is there a specific reason you want to replace the slashes then? the
users should still be able to access them, right?

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 11:38 PM, 7zark7 <7zark7@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/7/10 9:15 PM, Randall Leeds wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 20:53, 7zark7<7zark7@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi, is there *any* way within CouchDB to modify a GET URL to replace
>>> certain
>>> characters in the document id?
>>
>> Probably easiest if you can have the client encode the URL for you. I
>> don't know if that's acceptable for your use case.
>
> Yeah not in my case.  This is basically a CMS for static content, and the
> end users aren't under my immediate control.
>
>
>>> More specifically what I'd like to do is take a request URL that
>>> contains forward slashes, such as:
>>>
>>> a/b/c/d.jpg
>>>
>>> and transform this to return a document which has the id:
>>>
>>> a%2Fb%2Fc%2Fd.jpg
>>>
>>> etc.
>>>
>>> I've tried the rewrite functionality, but doesn't look like it
>>> supports modifying characters.  I've also tried hacky approaches
>>> like this:
>>>
>>> {
>>>   "from": "/file/:a/:b/:c/:d",
>>>   "to": "../../:a%2:b%2:c%2:d"
>>> }
>>>
>>> but the URL doesn't replace this correctly (shows "undefined" in the
>>>  URL)
>>>
>>> show functions can't seem to handle rendering attachments as far as
>>> I can tell.
>>>
>>> Any ideas?  I know about reverse proxys, etc, just would like to
>>> avoid additional layers here.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks
>



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