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Re: First impressions...

From: Alon Ziv <alonz_at_nolaviz.org>
Date: 2002-01-27 09:14:19 CET

Besides, having a canonical format may be useful even inside Subversion;
e.g., it may be useful on checkout to get a 'sticky' wc (which remains on
the specific version), or as a replacement to the strange '-R' arguments to
diff/merge.

    -az

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Fogel" <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net>
To: "Greg Stein" <gstein@lyra.org>
Cc: "David Summers" <david@summersoft.fay.ar.us>;
<dev@subversion.tigris.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 5:59 AM
Subject: Re: First impressions...

> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > non-HEAD URLs are Super Secret Mumbo Jumo Not For The Weak :-)
> >
> > Actually, I think it is fine if a human wants to type them in. However,
> > client *software* should never assume or know the format (these are up
to
> > the server to define).
> >
> > http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/$svn/bc/900/trunk/HACKING
> >
> > Substitute the revision and path as appropriate.
> >
> > (note that the $svn can be changed administratively and the parts past
that
> > are subject to change)
>
> If humans get in the habit of doing something, pretty soon they're
> going to automate it. I think it's totally bogus for us to say "Fine
> for a person to type this in, but software should never depend on it."
> What kind of distinction is that? :-)
>
> Is there any way we can canonicalize this format, i.e., declare that
> it will never change, at least in mod_dav_svn's implementation of
> WebDAV?
>
> We're asking for trouble if people start depending on it and then we
> break it one day. Saying "Oh, well, you know we never promised..."
> won't cut it then. :)
>
> -K
>
>
> > On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 09:30:03PM -0600, David Summers wrote:
> > >
> > > Would you please give an example of a non-HEAD URL? I tried to figure
it
> > > out the other day (saw some syntax for it in the docs, I thought) but
was
> > > unsuccessful in getting it figure out. I tried it as soon as you guys
> > > enabled that feature a few days ago. Browsing HEAD works fine but I
> > > couldn't figure out how to browse a particular (non-tagged) revision.
> > >
> > > On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Greg Stein wrote:
> > >
> > > > * builtin web browsing of the repository. for example, take a look
at:
> > > > http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/HACKING
> > > > (that's the HEAD right there; we also have URLs for every previous
> > > > revision of every file)
> > > >
> > >
> > > --
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upgrades!"
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A8
> > >
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