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Re: Final(?) Relative Externals format

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-26 10:34:23 CET

John Peacock wrote:
> Julian Foad wrote:
>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> I still feel strongly that we need a repos-root-relative externals
>>> capability.
>>> It's a rather horrible design to require hardcoding the served path of
>>> a repository into the repository, when there is no real reason to do so.
>> +1. Well said. If you accept that it must mean "within this
>> repository" and not allow navigating out of the repository with "..",
>> then I think the case has been made for including that facility. Now we
>> only (!) need to agree on a syntax.
> Not to throw water on the nice fire you are building, but this brings up a
> question:
> The client code currenty does not (at the WC level at least) know what
> portion
> of the URL is the repository root directory and what part is the
> root-relative
> path that you need to know in order to create the externals.
> Since this is the case, are we going to be automatically limiting the
> usage of
> such externals to people who know how the repository itself is structured?
> Wouldn't it be better to somehow expose the information (see issue #960)
> so
> that the user would have a way to discern this information?

svn_ra_get_repos_root should work just fine. Though solving 960 would also
be nice.


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Received on Wed Jan 26 10:37:27 2005

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