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Re: Viewing Old Revisions Using Only a Web Browser

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-10-11 22:45:56 CEST

David James wrote:
> Contrary to what the SVN book says, it's not only possible but easy to
> view old versions of a Subversion repository using only a web browser.
> Here are some examples:
>>From the official Subversion repository:
> Revision 1100: http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/!svn/bc/1100
> Revision 100: http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/!svn/bc/100
> Revision 1: http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/!svn/bc/1
> Chapter 6 Section 4 of the SVN book states that web browsers "only
> know how to GET public URLs, which represent the latest versions of
> files and directories." This isn't quite true, is it?

That is an undocumented implementation detail and is liable to change at
any time. Those URLs already changed once in the project's history, and
there's no reason they can't change again (if done in a backwards
compatable manner, at least within 1.0). It is the project's policy
that if you want more from the web front end you should install a
package like ViewCVS.


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Received on Mon Oct 11 22:46:36 2004

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