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Re: certain property names cause non-wf XML responses

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-10-18 22:27:13 CEST

On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 09:32:48PM +0200, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Well, that sounds like "giving up" and just stating that the
> XML-over-HTTP protocol that svn uses is - after all - not WebDAV. That's
> certainly a valid approach, but if a decision is made to go that path,
> Subversion should really stop to advertise itself of doing WebDAV.
> As you said, if compatibility to existing old clients is required for
> eternity, there is no way to fix this -- unless it's possible to detect
> those old clients using user-agent request header sniffing (is it?).

Not for eternity, just within the same major. That's our versioning
rules. They're explained fairly well in HACKING.

> However, if there's really no way to avoid either breaking RFC2518
> compliance or existing old clients, I'd *certainly* vote for the latter.

Well my argument is this is something that belongs to be fixed in 2.0.
We can and probably will break client compatability between 1.x clients
and 2.x servers.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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