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Re: First impressions...

From: Jon Trowbridge <trow_at_ximian.com>
Date: 2002-01-28 15:29:26 CET

On Mon, 2002-01-28 at 05:38, Eric M. Hopper wrote:
> On Sun, 2002-01-27 at 21:37, Jon Trowbridge wrote:
> > Fine-grained mime types for source code certainly exist. You could mark
> > the file as text/x-lisp (or text/x-c, text/x-h, text/x-java, etc.)
>
> Yes, but then you get into encoding issues. Is your Java in UTF-8 or
> Unicode? How would you prefer to have it checked out? How about your
> C?

Encodings are a separate issue from MIME types. There should be a
svn:encoding property that lets the user mark a file as being utf-8 or
iso8859-1 or koi8-r or whatever.

It probably wouldn't be a bad idea if utf-8 was implicitly assumed in
the absence of an svn:encoding tag. I certainly hope that subversion
isn't assuming that all text files are encoded according to the current
locale.

-JT

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