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Re: The Data Sanitization Plan

From: Eric Gillespie <epg_at_pretzelnet.org>
Date: 2002-06-27 02:39:18 CEST

mark benedetto king <bking@inquira.com> writes:

> Visit: http://www.boredom.org/~egrep/demo.html
Point taken. Nevertheless:

1) We're not protected from lame filenames in the other scheme
2) In all my years of pasting URLs into my shell, i've never
   encountered such a URL.

3) If i see a hostile URL, i will not paste it.

4) Last but most important:

You should never have files named like that, in svn or otherwise.
This sort of thing is exactly why. You may say that's a limitation
svn should not impose. I say you don't need files like that anyway;
where Windows users tend to put spaces in their filenames, everyone
i have known just uses dashes. Do you really need these kinds of

OK, you don't buy that one; i have more :). svn could go out of
its way to reject valid URLs due to shell meta-characters, but it
buys you nothing; nothing else handles them. Still, some of our
user's really really really want a file called "Bob's Shopping
List!". Fine. But tell me: is that kind of user going to be
pasting URLs into a shell? Not my boss.

Eric Gillespie <*> epg@pretzelnet.org

Build a fire for a man, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on
fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. -Terry Pratchett

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