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Re: [Patch] Re: URI-encoding of '#'

From: Mathias Weinert <mathias.weinert_at_gfa-net.de>
Date: 2006-02-24 15:18:44 CET

Peter N. Lundblad wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Mathias Weinert wrote:
>
> > Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> >
> > > need an @ sign in the URL, you can get it by ending the target with an @
> > > sign.
> > >
> > > The problem with escaping characters that have a special meaning in URLs
> > > automatically is that if someone, for some reason, needs to have an # in
> > > the URL, they can't get it, because it would be auto-escaped and thereby
> > > loose its special significance.
> >
> > I can't see such a reason at the moment, but okay, you are right.
> >
> > Hmm, give me one more try ;-)
> > Supposed there is a reason to use a '#' in a URL, the Subversion
> > client will always end up with the "is not properly
> > URI-encoded"-message.
> > IMHO that means that first the client would have to be changed
> > before a '#' could be used and so it makes sense again to use my
> > patch (including other characters) - at least until the client
> > is changed to handle '#'.
> > Or am I totally confused now?
> >
>
> Yes, we can change the client to allow that character should we need to,
> but if we start autoescaping #, we can't stop doing so until 2.0 for
> compatibility reasons.
>
> > > No. I think you have to live with the fact that in URLs, some ASCII range
> > > characters have to be escaped manually. The same applies for the percent
> > > character, for example.
> > >
> >
> > Anyway, if I have to live with this fact, I will do so (now as
> > I am aware of it it is half as worse :-) ).
> >
> Great! :-)
>
> Thanks for the discussion,

All right. I will live with it...
Thanky you very much for your help and your comments!
Have a nice week-end!

Mathias

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