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Re: URLs again

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2001-02-16 18:53:07 CET

Jim Blandy <jimb@zwingli.cygnus.com> writes:
> To be clear: Karl agrees that there should be some form of URL people
> can use to refer to individual files or subtrees in a repository.
> When someone wants to check out your project, you can just hand them a
> URL.
> The question is whether we should require the URL to have a form that
> allows one to syntactically determine where the Subversion filesystem
> path starts --- in other words, to find the URL for the filesystem's
> root.


You should be able to hand someone a single Thang, which when fetched,
gets them the versioned resource. But that thang has two behaviorally
distinct components: the repository, and the versioned path within the
repository. By merely looking at a thang, a person can tell whether
or not what they're fetching is part of a larger versioned context.

I've often found this property handy with CVS repositories...
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:22 2006

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