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Re: svn commit: r14262 - trunk/subversion/mod_dav_svn

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-05-10 17:58:54 CEST

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 13:06 +0100, Julian Foad wrote:
> kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> > But my main point is that Subversion doesn't actually assume something
> > is mime-type "text/plain" when it has no other information. Notice,
> > for example, that Subversion doesn't set a file's svn:mime-type
> > property to "text/plain" automatically (unless some conf file said to).
> >
> > All Subversion does is treat the file as "text/plain" in a certain
> > well-understood circumstances. That's very different from slapping on
> > a mime-type that the whole world can see.

I think from a usability perspective, it would suck to have to slap
text/plain onto all text files you check into Subversion, at least until
we have much better auto-props support. Most people are using
Subversion to use text files.

Also, we already try to detect binary files and put a mime type of
application/octet-string onto them, I think.

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