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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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