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Re: [PATCH] Meta information mod_dav_svn's GET in XML mode

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-06-21 23:59:19 CEST

Michael W Thelen wrote:
> Mathias Hasselmann wrote:
>>>>> This change might conflict with the changes of revision 14624.
>>> What do you mean by that? Do you need help to determine whether this
>>> change does conflict?
>> Technically the can be a applied cleanly, but I don't know if this patch
>> violates Subversion's current design goals, as the log message for
>> revision 14624 says:
>> Remove the <prop> element from mod_dav_svn's XML DTD for GET.
>> It's not used and never will be, according to policy.
>> I was not aware of that log message, because I wrote the patch for
>> Subversion 1.1.4. Saw that log message first, when porting the patch
>> to Subversion's trunk.
>> The question is: Is there a statement somewhere, that mod_dav_svn
>> should not be extended anymore, for more beautiful browser output? If
>> the answer is yes, then my patch might be a bad thing, otherwise I'd
>> consider it useful.
> Would a developer be willing to comment on whether Mathias' patch
> conflicts with Subversion design goals, and review the patch itself? If
> not, I'll file the patch in the issue tracker in the next day or two.

IMO, reasonable improvements to the XML directory lister that already exists do _not_ conflict with the goal of avoiding increased
code complexity.

However, this patch as-is has a problem, as property values could be binary data - they are certainly not constrained to utf8.


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