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Re: file:// -> svn://

From: Helge Hess <helge.hess_at_skyrix.com>
Date: 2002-07-30 16:31:24 CEST

Féliciano Matias wrote:
>>>Mozilla or svn buggy ?
>>Neither. Mozilla is not an svn client--Mozilla talks to the repository
>>via http. On the same note, subversion is not a web browser.

But Mozilla is an file:// protocol "client" ! A lot of programs and
libraries allow access to local resources by using "file://" URLs in a
consistent way (that is, I can grab a file:// URL I opened in a browser
and paste this into wget or OpenOffice or my own programs and it still
works ...)
IMHO a file-URL should work the same way in any program on a single machine.

> Understand me. svn do a great jobs vith its "special" file:// . I only
> don't like its use of file:// .

+1, I agree with that.

"file://" is the "file system API protocol", not "subversion repository
stored in files API protocol". "file://" can be used to locate the
subversion repository itself (using usual file:// semantics), but it
IMHO makes little sense to use different semantics for path components
following the repository folder.

I'm not sure whether it's really important to fix that now, but it's
probably much more difficult if sv is widely used ...


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