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Re: Final(?) Relative Externals format

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-24 21:38:39 CET

André Malo wrote:
> * Max Bowsher wrote:
>
>> Relative form 3: Repository-relative
>> ///../svn/trunk/subversion/tests/clients/cmdline/svntest
>>
>> The concept of a repository within the URL is fairly unique to
>> Subversion, and hence no suitable syntax is expressed in RFC 2396. This
>> form takes advantage of the fact that whilst the RFC explicitly specifies
>> the meaning of a relative URL beginning with zero, one, or two slashes,
>> it is silent on the matter of three or more slashes.
>> Therefore I feel this is a good way to accomodate this very useful form
>> of relativity into an unused (and unlikely to be used) void in the URI
>> standard.
>
> It would be quite easy to make this RFC 2396 compliant -- invent a new
> scheme (in-repos or repos-relative or so, I'm not good in naming :-):
>
> in-repos:svn/trunk/subversion/tests/clients/cmdline/svntest
>
> The other variants look fine.

Hmm. I really don't like the concept of a scheme which actually isn't a
scheme, it's a modification applied to some other implied scheme.

/// makes more sense to me.

Max.

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