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Re: AuthzSVNAccessFile and collection path syntax

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-09 10:23:08 CEST

Garret Wilson wrote:

> BTW, what does the AuthzSVNAccessFile do when I have both
> /repos/myresource (text/plain) and /repos/myresource/ (directory), and
> I want to give separate restrictions on them? (Or does Subversion even
> allow a directory with the same name as a file?)

No, Subversion of course does not allow that -- it would translate to
having a directory and file with the same name in your working copy, and
I've not seen a single filesystem yet that allows that.

>>
>> Yes, but [] looks somewhat wrong doesn't it? I wonder if it would
>> even count
>> as a valid config section name.
>
> The Subversion convention of no trailing slash is also inconsistent
> with its method of designating a repository root directory.
> (Consistency would call for using [repos:] as the root designation.)
> :) My comment was supposed to illustrate the absurdity of such a thing
> and advocate consistency in the /other/ direction---ending slashes on
> all collections, even the root collection.
>
> Of course, this little AuthzSVNAccessFile syntax thing is a terribly
> tiny thing---I thought I would raise it just to make sure there was an
> awareness of the issue.

I wouldn't mind at all if we _did_ allow trailing slashes in the access
conf file, even if we can't check that they really are collections.

-- Brane

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