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Re: Greg Stein's several issues: proposed resolutions

From: Sam TH <sam_at_uchicago.edu>
Date: 2000-12-22 09:51:33 CET

On Thu, Dec 21, 2000 at 03:17:04PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> 1. Should property names be URIs?
> (Oh, I see you just sent a mail saying "I relent, for now.". Heh.
> Anyway, I'll describe this issue briefly so we all agree what we're
> talking about.) The two sub-questions are:
> a) Subversion-specific prop names need a unique prefix. Should
> that prefix be "svn:" or some longer URI? We lobby for plain
> old "svn:" -- it's easier to work with, and the namespace
> protection is frankly about the same.
> b) Should all other prop names always be URIs? When the user
> doesn't specify a URI, should Subversion force it into a URI?
> We say no, let the namespace sort itself out. This has worked
> fine with many other systems in the past, and our experience
> (which may or may not be the same as yours) suggests that URI
> schemes don't really improve matters, they just make everyone
> work with longer strings.

Allow me to again suggest the use of urn's. For example, an
SVN specific property could be


or some such.

This is short, and unique. Yay.

                                sam th
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