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Re: DAV locking question

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2005-01-13 00:04:57 CET

On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 04:50:36PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> But Subversion has multiple servers, not just one. So while mod_dav
> may think that it can privately store whatever it wants, that
> assumption is wrong.

mod_dav can store whatever it needs to for DAV:owner. The incorrect
assumption was the choice of marshalling via DAV:owner and thinking,
"hey, I can just put a blob in here, and it will get stored into the
FS." But the semantics/definition of DAV:owner precludes that.

> And the terrible thing is: we can't do anything about this ugliness...

Yes, we can, as we discussed on AIM, and for which you're about to
send out an email... :-)

> because if we did, we'd break compatibility with broken (but popular)
> DAV clients like MS Office.

MS Office's use of DAV:owner is NOT broken. That is what Julian has
been trying to say. Subversion made an incorrect assumption about its
semantics, that's all. But it's all fixable...


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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