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Re: repository GUIDs

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-12-12 02:17:28 CET

Peter Davis wrote:

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>On Wednesday 11 December 2002 15:10, mark benedetto king wrote:
>>I'm not sure exactly what you mean; relocate wouldn't need to change it,
>>just refer to it.
>Right, but if someone were to change it themselves, it could do funny things
>to relocate. If it's implemented as a revision property, then someone could
>change it accidentally (bad), or change it on purpose, say, to make one
>repository masquerade as another by copying the GUID (possibly good or bad).
>Aside from that, I think it makes more sense as a revision property. But
>possibly it should be read-only, or else people would probably want/need to
>tighten the access controls.

Yes. Changing a unique ID is always a bad idea. Ben, d'you think you can
make that one property read-only? I'm afraid it probably means adding a
rudimentary access-control mechanism for revision props.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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