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RE: svn URL's with '..' elements

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-02-23 19:23:55 CET

> From: Chris Pickett [mailto:chris.pickett@mail.mcgill.ca]
>
> 1) Firefox understands '..' in URL's, and so does wget, and
> probably so
> do a number of other common programs (I didn't try any others).

That's derived from the fact that there's a standard regarding how a
relative URL starting with ".." is to be interpreted -- Firefox, wget, et
al. *remove* the ..'s before sending them to the server. (Which defines the
semantics of ".." to be "remove the preceding component of the URL". But on
the server side, there are other possibilities, so the semantics is more
ambiguous.)

It may be that we want a Subversion client to do a similar removal. But by
implication, we would still want to forbid ".." in svn:externals and the
like, since they must have the same meaning for all clients.

Dale

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