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Re: svn commit: rev 2297 - trunk/subversion/mod_dav_svn

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2002-06-20 17:31:25 CEST

> > * mod_dav_svn.c (dav_svn_cmds): Recognize option SVNIndexXSLT. If it's
> > defined, dir indexes will be generated in XML. The default is HTML.

Okay, this description really irritates me. HTML is a language. XML is
a meta-language. Generating a directory listing in HTML is a
well-defined (though not totally specified) problem. Generating a
directory listing in XML is not.

Are we talking about XHTML here, or something else?

On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 11:14, Greg Stein wrote:
> However, the design of this has severe shortcomings. If somebody configures
> their site for the XML output, then people will downlevel browsers can't
> read the page at all. So what this change does is completely limit
> functionality randomly -- some servers will have reasonable collection
> responses while others have XML responses.

I agree that it doesn't make much sense for it to be a server-level
decision.

If we are talking about XHTML (which I can't really tell), then it is
quite possible to generate stuff which is both valid HTML and valid
XHTML.

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