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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2003-10-09 19:11:55 CEST

> From: Julian Foad [mailto:julianfoad@btopenworld.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 7:05 PM
> To: kfogel@collab.net
> Cc: C. Michael Pilato; Julian Reschke; Jani Averbach; svn-dev list
> Subject: Re: XML parse error: Not well-formed (Not neon-0.24.3/svn bug)
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
> >
> > As far as fixing the problem goes, I think Julian Foad's suggestion is
> > excellent:
> >
> > > 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?
> >
> > It means that all RA layers suffer from the limitations of one RA
> > layer, but it's only a tiny bit of suffering (no one's gonna die
> > because they can't have spaces in their property names). +1 on
> > committing this, if that's what you were planning to do, Julian.
> I wasn't offering to fix it, but I will put it on my list and
> have a go later if one of you doesn't do it sooner. The only
> trick bit that I can see is deciding on a list of safe characters.

From a WebDAV point of view, it's the allowable set of XML name characters:


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