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Re: Adding a no-op LOCK to mod_dav_svn

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-01-04 02:54:44 CET

Nuutti Kotivuori wrote:

>What if we have some sort of a proxy before mod_dav_svn, which handles
>the LOCK and UNLOCK methods - mod_dav_svn needs never to even know
>about it's existence. I'm not sure how this would be implemented
>though - would it need to be a completely separate server with it's
>own hacks, forwarding all other methods to the real server - or could
>it somehow live inside the same server and same Apache.

I don't think that would save any time at all, or reduce the complexity.
The only result is that you'd have to implement the whole thing again in
libsvn_fs and mod_dav_svn -- it wouldn't save you from making the client
lock-aware. Because, like it or not, it must be: if it isn't, then
you'll have some clients that honour locks, and some that don't -- and
IMO that's even worse than lying about LOCKs.

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