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From Marty Schoch <>
Subject Re: How To Retrieve JUST The Latest Rev Of A (Design) Doc - Check For CouchApp Update
Date Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:37:55 GMT
A HEAD request for the document should return the revision (I think it may
be in the Etag header)

On Apr 6, 2013 12:58 PM, "Brad Rhoads" <> wrote:

> We're running a couchapp on TouchDB Android. The app has a "check for
> update" option that of course, just starts a replication against the the
> version running online. But I'd like to tell the user either "update in
> progress" or "no update available."
> It seems that I should just need to compare the rev of the local _design
> doc against the remote _design doc. Is there a way to request just the _rev
> of the remote doc? So far I've only been able to retrieve the entire
> document, which in the case of a couchapp is pretty big.
> As I was just writing that, it came to mind that I might just be better off
> creating a separate document that has a last update/version number in it.
> Any other approaches to this problem?
> Thanks for the help!
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