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Re: property names

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2000-12-21 00:24:27 CET

Greg Stein wrote:

>> I guess I'm not clear on why you require it to be a URI?
> To enable a 1-to-1 correspondence between SVN properties and DAV properties.
> DAV props are named with a URI, so if we use a URI then there doesn't have
> to be a DAV <-> SVN mapping of prop names.

This would tie our public interface to the specifics of one network
protocol, which AFAIK we decided against long ago. That would get a -1
from me if it came to a vote.

> The URI mechanism also prevents two tools from both using a property called
> "name" and getting confused.

So we can recommend the use of URIs for property names. We shouldn't
enforce it.

Sorry if this came over a bit strong, Greg, but I think DAV specifics
are gainig a bit too much weight here. We should think about how DAV can
be made to work for Subversion, not the other way around.


Brane �ibej
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Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:17 2006

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