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Re: Text mime types

From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd_at_omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: 2005-06-08 17:41:14 CEST

On Wed, 08 Jun 2005 12:15:34 +0100, Julian Foad
<julianfoad@btopenworld.com> wrote:

>> A simple svn:binary flag set if needed automatically when a file is
>> added (cf application/octet-stream) should make the whole thing a lot
>> simpler
>
>Make what simpler?

AIUI, commands such as svn blame, svn merge, etc. will use the
'binaryness' of a file to determine if to proceed. Currently, a file
is treated as binary if it has a mime type other than text/*,
image/x-xbitmap or image/x-xpixmap. I can only see that list of
mime-types growing, so a single "binary or text" flag could make it
simpler. svn add/import can continue to detect binary/text files as it
does currently, and set the flag accordingly.

Greg

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