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Re: svn 1.2 and neon 0.25 -- xml-escaping problem.

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2005-03-10 00:16:09 CET

--On Wednesday, March 9, 2005 3:30 PM -0600 Ben Collins-Sussman
<sussman@collab.net> wrote:

> So... why am I explaining all this? cmpilato and I are worried about
> future headaches regarding neon 0.25.
> In particular, we're worried that if neon 0.25 learns to automatically
> xml-escape outbound lock comments, then this xml-escaping will be
> happening twice: once by ra_dav, once by neon. Very bad.
> In a perfect world, neon 0.25 would be pushed out ASAP with this fix
> (as well as the control-c bugfix), and we'd require it for svn 1.2.
> And then ra_dav wouldn't do any xml-escaping.
> In a not-so-perfect world, we'd have to add runtime detection code for
> pre-neon-0.25 libraries, and make ra_dav's xml-escaping conditional.
> Ick.
> What should we do?

I'm not clear I understand: are you saying that neon 0.25 *already* has
this out-bound xml-escaping ability already? Or, is it something that is
pie-in-the-sky for neon? The key phrase is 'if neon 0.25 learns to...' --

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