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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Replication_and_conflicts" by BrianCandler
Date Sun, 01 Nov 2009 11:29:45 GMT
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The "Replication_and_conflicts" page has been changed by BrianCandler.
The comment on this change is: open_revs=all order is NOT related to winning revision.


  it would be possible to request a revision which is now missing, because the
  database has been compacted.
- (NOTE: it's not clear if the ordering is related to the deterministic choice
+ NOTE: the order of revisions returned by open_revs=all is NOT related to the
- of the "winning" revision. In the above example, the "winning" revision is 2-b91b...
+ deterministic "winning" algorithm. In the above example, the winning revision is 2-b91b...
- which is returned last, but I don't know if this is guaranteed to be true always)
+ and happens to be returned last, but in other cases it can be returned in a
+ different position.
  Once you have retrieved all the conflicting revisions, your application can then
  choose to display them all to the user. Or it could attempt to merge them, write

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