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Re: RFC: a permanent svn-specific URL syntax

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-28 17:22:44 CEST

John Locke <mail@freelock.com> writes:

> http://svn.something.net/repository/project/branch1/file.c?r=1613

I like this syntax, it's simple and safe, due to the laws of CGI, I
guess. :-)

> http://svn.something.net/repository/project/branch1/file.c?svn=diff&r=1489:1613
> (shows a diff of versions 1489 and 1613)


ViewCVS already shows diffs.

> http://svn.something.net/repository/project/branch1/file.c?svn=proplist&r=1489

[cringe again]

ViewCVS will show proplists someday.

> ... and you could even use this scheme for the svn client, using a PUT
> or POST to a URL:
> http://svn.something.net/repository/project/branch1/file.c?svn=ci&m=comment%20escaped%20for%20query%20string

Use a WebDAV client, not a web-browser, for PUTs.

> Does this sound like a reasonable solution?

Again, I would -1 such changes. I don't want to see Subversion morph
into a complete web-enabled version-browsing system. ViewCVS already
does this, and I don't want to reinvent (or support) a redundant

I draw the line at http://host/repos/path?r=N .

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