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Re: XML parse error: Not well-formed (Not neon-0.24.3/svn bug)

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-10-09 15:46:03 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
>>Jani Averbach <jaa@cc.jyu.fi> writes:
>>>Hmm, Could be very well the case. It is highly possible, that I have
>>>entered wrongly svn:keyword. I will do a test case at evening, and see
>>>if there is easy recipe for that!
>>It's more than that. It would seem that any keyword with a space in
>>its name (or maybe only those that also begin with "svn:") is going to
>>cause us grief in the XML.
> Yep. Do:
> $ svn pset "foo bar" baz some_file
> in any HTTP-checked-out working copy, and committing some_file will
> fail. Geez, Louise. I'll file an issue, but I betcha we're gonna run
> into a DAV-ism here that would require us to break the spec to solve
> the problem.

For now, if this can't be fixed easily, to prevent users getting into a mess, should we make "svn propset" check that the property name is composed from a safe set of characters, and politely refuse if not?

- Julian

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