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Re: Older versions through http-repository browsing

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-03-05 21:12:47 CET

Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-03-04 at 20:14 +0100, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
>>>>There's nothing to write. Here's version 1000 of README:
>>>> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/!svn/bc/1000/trunk/README
>>>>Just put a "/!svn/bc/REV/" between the repository name and the start of
>>>>the absolute path within the repository.
>>>Yes, but that URL is a private API. We can change it at *any* time and
>>>never break an svn client (or existing working copy).
>>>Of course, if we did change that, we'd break other DeltaV clients... but
>>>wait! There are no other DeltaV clients!
>>Yes, there are.
> That work with Subversion?

OK, sorry for the delay.

I just tried the Xythos client against

Showing the version history fails, because the client relies on support
for DeltaV Version History feature (see

In a perfect world clients would be smart enough to try the DeltaV
version-tree report instead (see
but as far as I can tell, SVN doesn't support that either. Checking live
properties, I also see that SVN doesn't support RFC3253's required
properties such as DAV:supported-report-set and friends.

So no, it doesn't do any versioning with SVN, but I'd say that is not
the client's fault.

Best regards, Julian

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