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Re: Please don't laugh...HTTP access?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-04-04 21:16:41 CEST

martin@v.loewis.de (Martin v. L÷wis) writes:

> Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
>
> > You mean, "is it possible to do all version control procedures with a
> > web browser?"
> >
> > Web browsers, AFAICT, only know how to do GET, LOCK, PUT, UNLOCK http
> > requests.
>
> As a related question: Is it possible to access older version with a
> web browser (i.e. in a GET request)?
>
> I know about viewcvs, but I'm wondering whether Subversion has
> anything built-in in this respect (and I know you can get the latest
> revision through GET).

Yes, the subversion client *does* fetch older revisions of files using
GET. That's it's only option, because that's how the WebDAV/DeltaV
protocol works.

However, the svn client has to make a number of queries to 'discover'
the correct URL to GET. The server has the right to define the
resource space however it chooses; so the deltaV spec only defines a
way for the client to query/discover the correct URL that represents
the older file.

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