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Re: Subversion is brittle in an annoying way

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: 2004-09-18 16:39:45 CEST

Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net>:
> In this case, there actually *isn't* a repository at that URL. There should
> be, but there isn't. BerliOS appears to have accidentally deactivated
> mod_dav_svn.
> In fact, the remote server appears to be treating PROPFIND as equivalent to
> a GET. That's bizarre.

I've reported this as a bug to berlios.de site management.
> I'm not sure how to describe that usefully concisely in an error - "The
> remote server is acting weird" isn't really an improvement.


"Repository doesn't exist, or remote webserver is not supporting DAV requests."

That wouldn't illuminate the PROPFIND/GET confusion but it would at least
be a clue.

		Eric S. Raymond
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