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Re: property names (was: Re: grumble, grumble)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2000-12-21 14:42:12 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > Simple answer? Just show the last part:
>
> That won't work. First, because you don't know what the "last part"
> is and what part is denoting the namespace, and second, because, as I
> stated before, what the UI displays has to be just as unique as what
> is actually stored.

Yeah, that makes sense to me too.

In other words, for Subversion-specific properties, we're justified in
choosing a particular unique prefix (could be a URI, or whatever --
just some unique pattern), to make collisions unlikely.

But prepending a different unique prefix to everyone else's props has
no useful effect; you might as well prefix the empty string and be
done with it. Unless disallowing users from ever affecting the
SVN-specific props is considered good (I don't think it is, though:
you want to make such properties recognizable, but not totally
inaccessible).
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