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file:// -> svn://

From: FÚliciano Matias <feliciano.matias_at_free.fr>
Date: 2002-07-30 13:08:55 CEST

Excuse my poor english.

I have already posted a mail here about this.

I don't like the use of file:// to reach a local repository.

Everybody know that "file://`pwd`/dir' is equivalent to 'dir'. This is
not true with subversion :
  $ svn co file://`pwd`/repos somewhere # work
  $ svn co repos somewhere # doesn't work
  $ svnadmin dump repos > /dev/null # work
  $ svnadmin dump file://`pwd`/repos > /dev/null # doesn't word

Another strange point :
  $ svn co file:///var/svn/repos/proj_A/dir/ . # work
but the directory /var/svn/repos/proj_A/dir/ does not existe. this is in
violation with the convention of "file://". If i put
file:///var/svn/repos/proj_A/dir/ in a browser, this never work.

So :
- don't use "file://" when it does not mean "file://"
- create "svn://" for use by svn and perhaps for use with a browser
  (with a svn extension). The form of "svn://" is :
    svn://user:pass_at_host/path/file

user, pass, and host are only for extensions actually. Perhaps when
Subversion have this own server or when it use its own ACL system.

If this make sense, the alpha stage of Subversion is a good opportunity.
After the release 1.0, this should be too late.

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