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Re: Very emphatic -1 for r13369 (svn:keywords canonicalization)

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-04-06 15:42:56 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:
> r13369 canonicalizes svn:keywords values.
>
> The canonicalization algorithm is flawed, and silently deletes anything
> that it does not understand.
>
> This means that when we add additional keywords in the future, old
> clients will be unable to edit a svn:keywords property containing a new
> value without inadvertently removing all the keywords which the old
> client version does not support.

Well spotted.

> Also, we have an issue regarding custom keywords. I'm not sure if this
> has been considered yet, but if it is to extend the svn:keywords syntax
> in any way, it is vital that we do not release a version with a
> destructive canonicalization routine.
>
> On this basis, I am about to revert the revision in question, and call a
> vote in the 1.2.x STATUS file for reverting it there too.
>
> Once we have cleared up these issues, we can reintroduce a properly
> designed canonicalization system in 1.3.

+1.

- Julian

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