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Re: [BIKESHED] "anonymous" username usage in mod_dav_svn.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-02-18 22:33:54 CET

cmpilato@collab.net writes:
> 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?

+1

Share Greg Hudson's caveat that null (i.e., an absent property) would
be a better representation of this situation, and that we should
adjust any code that needs to be adjusted for that.

-Karl

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