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Re: svn blame miscategorizing a file as binary

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-10-07 04:50:34 CEST

Archie Cobbs wrote:
> John Peacock wrote:
>>This is the reason. Subversion considers XML files to be binary for the
> That can't be the reason, because I have another XML file that is also
> "text/xml" and svn blame works fine on it.

I'm apparently misremembering some earlier discussion:


which was discussing the fact that XML files are not necessarily pure text
(since they can contain DATA segments which are effectively binary). There was
some discussion of external XML diff programs to handle conflicts better, since
the native diff is unaware of the XML structure.

Sorry for the noise...


John Peacock
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