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RFC: a permanent svn-specific URL syntax

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-27 21:36:31 CEST

New users come up with this question over and over again:

 "I need a public URL that represents a (rev, path) pair in the repository."

Our answer up till now has always been:

  * mod_dav_svn has a secret format for this, but it is always subject
    to change, so it basically dosen't exist.

  * just use 'svn [cat|ls] -rN URL'

  * or just use ViewCVS

But I've mentioned this before: I can't think of a reason *not* to
implement this feature. Our canned repsonses are mainly blow-offs,
and don't address the utility of the feature itself. I don't think
anyone would argue that it's not useful. It's just a matter of
getting consensus that

   A) we all want a new, permanent, public, non-changing URL syntax
   B) we're willing to support the permanent syntax.

Is this true? I don't think it would be very hard to support, and it
would benefit users greatly.

I'll just file a new feature request, assuming nobody has any
objections. Speak up if you object.

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