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Re: Book shouldn't say property values can be binary

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2004-02-26 18:01:59 CET

On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 11:57, Julian Foad wrote:
> Book: box "Other Properties in Subversion", and anywhere else, should not say property values can be binary. Probably should require that they be text, and UTF-8 at that. I'm not sure of the status on that issue (or the issue number - sorry) but I think I remember that binary values didn't work (over all RA layers) and we were moving in the direction of user properties being UTF-8 only, just like "svn:" properties, and possibly implementing some support for binary values in future.

To the best of my knowledge, property names must be UTF-8, but binary
values should work fine. If they don't, that's a bug. If there's a
consensus that property values should have to be UTF-8 right now, I
didn't notice it and I don't agree with it.

(I do support some kind of content-labelling of property values, but
that's a side point; we clearly don't have any such thing at the

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