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From Alan Bell <>
Subject IMAP IDLE and realtime views
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:54:26 GMT
the Apple iPhone does push email by supporting IMAP IDLE. Basically what 
this does is the client starts a regular IMAP session with the server 
checking email etc. It then calls the IDLE command, the server does not 
respond to this and complete the request until a new mail is delivered. 
When the IDLE command completes the client goes through all the regular 
IMAP commands to check for a new mail in the inbox.
I would like to see an idle query option on couchdb views. This would 
only return when the view index is changed (it doesn't need to be 
accurate, it doesn't matter much if it returns when there is actually no 
update to the view)

With this a client could maintain a rendering of a view updating it 
automatically in real time if it wanted to.

Does this make sense?


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