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From Filipe David Manana <>
Subject Re: Encoded slash (%2F) in replication
Date Sat, 09 Apr 2011 13:05:47 GMT
Hi Stuart,

This issue is fixed in 1.1, about to be released soon hopefully.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Stuart Wakefield
<> wrote:
> Hi
> I have the same issue as was described in:
> Namely, I have couchdb behind an apache frontend. I need to be able to
> replicate between that and another instance.
> When the client starts replication it does a GET on a uri to couch
> (and hence apache) like:
> /dbname/_local%2Feb987f86f515044e9b8dc9c1b8bfd054
> I don't have access to the apache configuration and it is configured
> to return its default 404 response to any request which includes an
> encoded slash (*). And as the default response is an html page couch
> tries to decode this and promptly raises a decode error.
> If i replace the "%2F" with a plain "/" then the command works.
> From a previous reply(**) i see advice to change apache configuration
> so it allows urls of this form, however i am unable to do this as
> apache isn't under my control.
> Is this the use of an encoded slash a deliberate decision or is there
> a plan to replace it with a plain one in a later version?
> (*)
> (**)
> Thanks in advance
> Cheers
> Stuart

Filipe David Manana,,

"Reasonable men adapt themselves to the world.
 Unreasonable men adapt the world to themselves.
 That's why all progress depends on unreasonable men."

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