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Re: HTTP GET doesn't do keyword replacement?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2003-12-20 13:43:14 CET

Karl Chen wrote:

>>>>>>"Julian" == Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> writes:
>
> Julian>
> Julian> Karl Chen wrote:
> >> How come when you view a repository (in Apache 2) through a
> >> browser, keywords (e.g. $Id$) are not replaced? (With svn
> >> co, export, cat they show up as $Id: ...$, but HTTP non-DAV
> >> GET they show up as $Id$)
> Julian>
> Julian> What is a non-DAV GET? Actually, what is a DAV GET?
>
> I don't know the terminology. Basically, the output of GET
> http://host/repos/file.txt (where GET is a program that implements
> HTTP GET) is different from the output of 'svn cat'. I see now
> it's done in the client so it doesn't have anything to do with DAV
> or not. (I guess everything is DAV so the difference would be
> "HTTP GET with activities")

OK, to clarify: WebDAV doesn't say anything in particular about GET.
That is, a server should do the same independantly of whether the client
knows about WebDAV or not. In general, it can't know without looking at
the User-Agent heßder, which is really a bad idea.

Julian R.

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