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Re: URLs again

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-02-17 00:54:53 CET

On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 03:19:49PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> > > The feature of looking at a URL for a versioned resource and knowing
> > > (without trying any operations) where it lives in its versioned tree.
> >
> > I don't see how that is important for the code. For the user, maybe.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Right. That's my point. :-)

All right. Just to be clear, then :-) But note that I say "maybe". As I
stated in my previous email (quoted below), I don't think the user
can/should really care. They care about whether they can work with the item
of interest. Its position within the larger scope of things is irrelevant to

> > I just don't understand why you need to know where the repository begins in
> > the following URL:
> >
> > http://svn.webdav.org/projects/mod_dav/
> >
> > There are three points where it could be. Why do you care? You care that you
> > can check out mod_dav. What more is needed? :-)
> I agree that nothing more is _needed_, however, we can give more.
> Mmm. I think I'm timing out on this issue (again). I'll probably
> start complaining again in about two months. :-)

hehe... In a couple months, you'll find me as obstinate as ever. This is one
of those points that I'm *very* passionate about. I'll budge on tons of
stuff, and make compromises in many places (e.g. skirting pure DAV compat to
get our code working), but I just can't imagine it on this one. An
executive/autocratic choice would be about it.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:22 2006

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