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Re: Properties declared in DTD, but not output - browsing repository as XML

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-10-03 05:58:30 CEST

Francois Beausoleil wrote:

>I was taking a look at the XML version of Subversion's own repository.
>There is a DTD that is declared in the file itself:

>I would believe the prop element is a short-hand for "property".
That's right.

> Are
>there plans for outputting properties in the generated XML ? Or is it
>too costly and the client would have to wait for a much longer time ?
There are no plans to change anything in the XML browsing output. It
might happen some day, and the prop element is a placeholder, but don't
hold your breath. The general feeling is that if you need more
information about the repository contents, you can use ViewCVS or
something similar.

>Another thing, the updir element is declared to be EMPTY. And it has no
>properties too. So, what is it doing in there ? It serves almost no
>purpose, except that the XSL can use this element to know that it must
>show a link to the parent directory too.
That is exactly its purpose.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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