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Re: Request: make the user agent string a define

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-01-08 19:05:19 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Jan 8, 2005, at 11:22 AM, SteveKing wrote:
>> A feature which is requested often on the TSVN mailing list is the
>> ability to check the client version in a pre-commit hook.
>> (the latest request was because they wanted to reject commits from
>> TSVN clients which don't have the bugtraq features implemented yet)
> Hm, isn't considered bad design for clients and servers to accept/reject
> one another based solely on version number exchange?

Well, that depends. What about an administrator which wants to reject
clients because they have a lower version which has a security bug?

> I thought the "best practice" was for client and server to perform
> feature negotiation. For example, that's what the http OPTIONS request
> is all about. And I suspect that svnserve has something similar, no?

In this case, it's not about Subversion features but a TSVN feature. So
that OPTIONS request wouldn't help here much.


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