Craig Ringer wrote:
> On 6 November 2015 at 13:34, Robert Haas <> wrote:
> >> But some options control how
> >> next host should be choosen (i.e. use random order for load-balancing
> >> or sequential order for high availability), so they should be specified
> >> only once per connect string.
> >
> > But this seems like a point worthy of consideration.
> This makes me think that trying to wedge this into the current API
> using a funky connection string format might be a mistake.
> Lots of these issues would go away if you could provide more than just
> a connstring.

Yes, I agree.  I wonder if the failover aspect couldn't be better
covered by something more powerful than a single URI, such as the
service file format.  Maybe just allow the contents of a service file to
be passed as a "connection string", so that the application/environment
can continue to maintain the connection info as a string somewhere
instead of having to have an actual file.

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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