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Re: setting a convention for property values

From: Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin_at_pilch-bisson.net>
Date: 2002-12-04 15:12:54 CET

On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 02:29:06PM -0600, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Nicholas Riley <njriley@uiuc.edu> writes:
> > How about creating a separate property namespace for binary properties
> > then? Or a separate mechanism? Requiring that client developers
> > somehow agree on a standard for encoding binary props seems like
> > putting up -more- barriers, not less.
>
> So we'd have something like
>
> bin:foooooo /* Always binary. */
> text:fooooo /* Always text. */
> svn:fooooo /* All are text currently. */
>
> props, and any prop without a prefix is either rejected or, maybe,
> defaults to... What? Bin? Text?
>
You know I like this option, but gsvn still wouldn't know how to display
binary props.

What about text/plain:propname

I.e. encode the mime type in the propname?

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