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Re: local vs url style (was: Re: poor Brane)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-10-02 19:38:38 CEST

kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
>>I believe the correct solution is to specify that the paths that cross the
>>editor and reporter vtables should be in the URL style.
>>"Why?" you ask? Who says that the files are in the local filesystem? So why
>>should they be in the the local_style?
Totally agree here.

>>Thus, the WC should be assembling paths in the URL style for passing thru
>>the vtable. Given that it must assemble the paths in a relative fashion
>>anyhow (we certainly aren't passing abs paths thru), then it can simply
>>assemble them using the URL style.
>I'm sort of wondering about the whole path styles thing, actually.
>APR says "/" works on any system, as long as one uses the APR library
>calls (which we always do). The URL style is also "/". Therefore,
>maybe we should just use "/" and get rid of all the style params?
Unfortunately, that doesn't always work, although you might argue that
this is APR's problem. Perhaps we should invest some time into fixing
this in APR. Im thinking the whole (local-style) path munging module
should be in APR, since it's a portability tool.

Brane �ibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>            http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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