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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Foreign keys in validate_doc_update?
Date Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:11:45 GMT
On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Jean-Pierre Fiset <jp@fiset.ca> wrote:
> Is there a way of accessing documents in a database while validating a document update
> (validate_doc_update)?
>

No.

> In particular, if a new document inserted to CouchDb contained a field with the id of
another
> document, would it be possible to retrieve the latter document to verify that the identifier
is
> valid? Also, is it possible to access the content of that document and use the information
found
> there during validation?
>

No.

> Thanks,
>
> JP
>

Allowing the touching of other documents would require making
assertions about referential integrity that could be easily broken
during replication.

HTH,
Paul Davis

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