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Re: svn:mime-type and detecting mergeability

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-22 19:19:09 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:

> > So why not fix this purely on the client side? In a site-wide or
> > personal ~/.subversion config area, set a list of mime-type patterns
> > that are assumed to be text.
> I think the idea is that the repository might be able to keep a
> central database (as a text file, whatever) mapping mime-types to a
> boolean indicating binary or text. Thus, clients wouldn't have to
> contain all this knowledge themselves, they could get it from the
> repos.
> Not sure if this is good or bad, just trying to clarify Eric's
> proposal.

Ah, thanks. I misunderstood.

I think this is Yet Another Example of a long-wanted feature -- some
kind of server-side config options.

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