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From Pierre-Alexandre Lacerte <>
Subject Re: Fetching many documents: multiple GETs or one POST?
Date Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:19:16 GMT
If the keys in your request change often, it doesn't make sense to build a view map for a
specific set of keys.
If the keys don't change, then it could be a good idea.

Marcello, if your documents are changing often why do you want to cache the request? You don't
want to get the most recents one?

I would prefer to do 1 single POST request instead of 50 GET requests... Isn't it cleaner?


On 2011-04-08, at 3:12 PM, Sean Copenhaver wrote:

> Isn't a view request a GET? Could you potentially develop a view map
> function that gets these rarely updated documents you want and let the
> browser cache that request?  Anyone know if this would work this way?
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 6:25 AM, Marcello Nuccio
> <>wrote:
>> To build the page of a Web app (built with couchapp), I need to fetch
>> by key many SELDOM CHANGING documents.
>> I can get them all with a single POST request with the keys in the body.
>> Or I can get them one by one with a GET request for each document.
>> The GET requests are cached by the browser, the POST is not.
>> So, which one is best?
>> Any suggestions?
>> Thanks,
>>  Marcello
> -- 
> “The limits of language are the limits of one's world. “ -Ludwig von
> Wittgenstein

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