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Re: svn commit: r12738 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_subr mod_dav_svn

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-01-15 20:32:42 CET

Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Jan 2005, Julian Foad wrote:
>>kfogel@collab.net wrote:
>>>Does anyone else have thoughts about whether the server should demand
>>>that the client speak to it in canonical paths always?
>>An advantage of being strict is that it leaves room for us to extend the syntax
>>in future by assigning meanings to paths that are currently non-canonical. For
>>example, we might one day want to assign a meaning to the double-slash, as in
>>current discussions about svn:external. If we allow that now as being just a
>>sloppy equivalent of a single slash, then we shut that door.
> This doesn't work, since the command line client canonicalizes its
> arguments.

This does work, since the client software that would talk this extended
protocol would not be today's client. I'm talking about future extensions to
the client-server protocol which would involve modifying both the client and
the server.

- Julian

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