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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: invalid UTF-8 JSON
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2010 23:45:06 GMT
If you recently updated couch be sure you don't have an old version of
the mochiweb libraries around anywhere.
See for example:

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 16:39, Landon Clark <> wrote:
> I am using a tool called Chef to manage our servers.  Chef uses
> CouchDB as a backend storage engine.  Chef captures about 200KB of
> data about the configuration of each server.  Occasionally, CouchDB
> returns an error (using both 1.0.1 on OSX 10.6 and .10.0 on Ubuntu
> 10.4):
> {"error":"bad_request","reason":"invalid UTF-8 JSON"}
> As far as I can tell, the JSON is valid.  I have loaded it using the
> Ruby JSON parser and a JSONlint validator.
> Can someone give me a hint about how I should go about debugging this?
>  I tried enabling debugging in CouchDB but that did not give me any
> more information that I can decipher.
> Attached in the JSON and I am trying to load it using this command:
> curl -X PUT -H "content-type: application/json"
> -d @error.log
> Any help would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Landon

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