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default (inherited) properties

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-21 21:31:25 CEST

This message exists only to start a new thread. I do not, personally,
at this time, care about this thread, but I do care about keeping it
out of certain other threads.

Love,
-Karl

"Glenn A. Thompson" <gthompson@cdr.net> writes:
> How far would you go here. Would it be child content sensitive? For
> instance make child X with a particular mimetype get a different set of
> defaults than child Y with a different mimetype.
>
> Yeah this could become a new thread:-)
> gat
>
> Bill Tutt wrote:
>
> > No, inherit isn't the proper term here. The more appropriate term is
> > default property values. Each container would have a set of default
> > properties that each new item (i.e. add, and nothing else) in the
> > container would receive upon creation. That's not inheritance. That's
> > defaulting.
> >
> > Bill
> >
> > > From: Glenn A. Thompson [mailto:gthompson@cdr.net]
> > >
> > > Hey:
> > >
> > > Is inherit the proper term here? This is a container relationship no?
> > > Properties which would be set on the files/dirs being inserted into
> > the
> > > parent dir are often properties not applicable to the parent dir
> > itself.
> > > You also get into some pretty tricky "who has final override
> > authority"
> > > issues, including point in-time considerations. Seem like ACLs also
> > > become a topic of discussion in relation to this.
> > >
> > > gat
> > >
> > > Karl Fogel wrote:
> > >
> > > > "Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:
> > > > > This has probably been shot down before, but what about letting
> > files
> > > > > inherit props set on the directory. This would go for
> > svn:charset,
> > > > > svn:eol-style and possibly svn:keywords.
> > > >
> > > > That's a good question, but kind of separate (maybe would be good to
> > > > start a separate thread on it?).
> > > >
> > > > Assuming that we take all such heritable properties out of the list
> > > > (if we decide to do heritable props at all), we could still sanity
> > > > check the remaining ones, such as the dir-only props.
> > > >
> > > >
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