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Subversion's "magic" URLs

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-02-21 08:16:10 CET


I just had a brainstorm (caused by lack of sleep, no doubt).

When accessing a repository over WebDAV, we store all sorts of private
URLs into the WC. These are supposed to be opaque, and their form (iirc,
the $svn component) can be configured on the server.

Now, I wondered, could we instead create those URLs in the form of a
/query/ against the repository? E.g., instead of writing


could we instead write


The thing is, DAV allowes this, there's a) one less thing to configure
on the server, and b) we could actually define a way to work with a
specific revision of a path, that's independent of the server
configuration. Then we could write

    svn switch http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn?rev=1302&path=trunk/

Bingo -- instant sticky tags.

I'm probably hallucinating, aren't I.

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