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From J Chris Anderson <jch...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Using _update function on a design document
Date Thu, 02 Sep 2010 19:41:15 GMT

On Sep 2, 2010, at 12:33 PM, Ben Damman wrote:

> Hi everyone.
> 
> Exactly how "special" are design documents and what can and can't one do
> with them? And why are certain restrictions placed on them?
> 
> I am trying to write an update function that will make changes to design
> documents. This doesn't seem to work in v1.0.1 but I think it would be a
> useful feature. Or maybe I am doing something wrong.
> 
> This request:
> 
>  PUT /db/_design/evil/_update/test/_design%2Fdoc1?field=shows
> 
> raises:
> 
>  new TypeError("doc has no properties", "")
> 

does the same call work against a regular doc?

> I would love to be able to do clever things with them in views, lists,
> shows, updates, update validations, etc. And are design doc conflicts
> handled identically to regular doc conflicts?
> 
> Being able to dynamically manipulate design docs would give couchapps
> magical reflection capabilities. Thoughts? Concerns?
> 
> Ben Damman
> Google Twin Ports core team member
> www.googletwinports.com


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