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Re: file:/// access in book ch02

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-04-22 03:02:06 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> Simon Large wrote:
>>>> With FSFS this is no longer true, certainly on Windows. You can
>>>> specify a UNC path to another machine in the form:
>>>> file:///\servername/sharename/path/to/repos
>>> Eek. I'm pretty certain that that is a fluke in the way the code came
>>> together, not a deliberate design decision of any kind whatsoever!
>> Well I asked the question about how to access UNC paths on the list
>> (which one - can't remember) and that was the answer that came back.
>> No-one contradicted it at the time. What is the official way of
>> accessing a UNC share, or are they unsupported?
> I do not know of any official or generally accepted unofficial method
> exists
> for representing an UNC path in an URL.
> Thus, I believe the answer is 'unsupported'.


I've just googled my way to an official IETF internet draft, proposing
file:////servername/path. And, just for contrast, Mozilla currently works
with file://///servername/path. So, in summary, there is no standard way to
access an UNC path through an URL yet, but if the IETF declares a standard,
Subversion will likely support it.


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