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Re: Enforce canonical paths in client-server protocol? [was: svn commit: r12738 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_subr mod_dav_svn]

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-01-16 21:53:17 CET

On Sun, 16 Jan 2005, Julian Foad wrote:

> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> > Also, we have a release
> > version whihc would break in this case (referring to the svnserve fixes in
> > 1.1.2).
> What would break in what case? And is your example (presumably a 1.1.2 client
> or server against a 2.x other end) likely to work at all anyway?
The current SVN protocol spec states that both ends should canonicalize
their paths. We will break clients if they rely on this, as clients have
already done.

This might be a minor problem, but, as ghudson points out, is it worth the

Also, this change was explicitly approved before the backport. Just for
the record:-)


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