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[BIKESHED] "anonymous" username usage in mod_dav_svn.

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-02-18 22:49:33 CET

I would like to change mod_dav_svn's dav_svn_get_resource() to stop
manufacturing a username of "anonymous" when no authenticated username
exists, and to use the empty string instead. My reasons:

  - Subversion is perfectly happy not having an svn:author property
    on each revision.
  - ra_local and ra_svn do not manufacture such names (and never have).
  - 'svnadmin create' does not manufacture this name.
  - The absence of a username stands out more strongly in an 'svn st
    -v' or 'svn ls -v' listing than just another string.
  - It unnecessary swallows a commonly used word that *could* actually
    be used as a real username.

Any objections?

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