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Re: Final(?) Relative Externals format

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-24 21:33:50 CET

Branko Čibej wrote:
> Max Bowsher wrote:
>
>> Below I propose what might just possibly become the final relative
>> externals syntax. Comment, discuss, and then let's implement! ;-)
>>
>>
>> For examples, I will use the external which is present in the cvs2svn
>> repository,
>> and rewrite it into each of the proposed relative forms.
>>
>> Existing absolute external:
>> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/subversion/tests/clients/cmdline/svntest
>>
>>
>>
>> Relative form 1: Scheme-relative
>> //svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/subversion/tests/clients/cmdline/svntest
>
> How useful is this form in practice? It allows you do redirect to
> another server without specifying the scheme, but there's no guarantee
> that the client will be able to access the other server using hte same
> access method.
>
> Or do you expect the client to ask for the scheme at checkout time?

I'm mainly including it to cover the possibility of multiple related servers
which can be accessed both by http: or https:.
Since RFC 2396 assigns a specific meaning to this format, we wouldn't want
to use it for something non-standard, so we aren't losing anything by
implementing it.

Max.

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