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Re: vcdelta, xdelta, or what?

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-09-09 22:40:11 CEST

On Sat, Sep 09, 2000 at 03:37:11PM -0400, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> A small suggestion:
> Within the SVN delta encoding, have a word that is used to indicate the
> format of the encoding. Also, build all clients from day one to complain
> about unrecognized encodings. We can then choose a different encoding at
> some future time, whatever the outcome is now.

At least from the DAV perspective, we can use MIME types, Content Encodings,
etc to signal this information.

However, the SVN FS will still need to record the type/version of the
diff-encoder when it performs its "lazy diffing". That type/version would be
transferred to the client along with the data; the client can then determine
whether it actually has a decoder for that diff type.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:08 2006

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