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Re: svn blame miscategorizing a file as binary

From: Archie Cobbs <archie_at_dellroad.org>
Date: 2004-10-11 18:24:49 CEST

Greg Hudson wrote:
> > How likely is it that someone will version a binary file and then re-use
> > that same file as a text file?
> I'd agree with you, but a friend of mine recently surprised me by
> talking about converting GIFs to JPEGs while retaining history (he
> wanted "svn mv" to work having already moved the file). That's weird
> because the delta is meaningless, but you still want the log to travel
> from the JPEG to the GIF.
> In a similar vein, someone might convert a Word file to a Latex file as
> part of a copy operation.

That is not a counter-argument to assuming that the user has
set the MIME type correctly (whether binary or not).

In your example, if the revision being viewed is the Word file, it
should have a binary MIME type. If it's a Latex file, it should have
a non-binary MIME type.

In the former case, it should be "skipped", in the latter not.

What's so hard to understand ??


Archie Cobbs * CTO, Awarix * http://www.awarix.com

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