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Re: svn:externals and spaces

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-09-01 12:38:45 CEST

Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> I see 3 ways how spaces in externals might have be implemented:
> 1) Encode as URI. My current solution. Breaks compatibility if user
> uses percent symbol in directory name ('%')
> 2) Use quotes above directory names. Breaks compatibility if system
> allows using quote symbol in directory name.
> 3) Escape space with backslash character '\'

Where is the documentation of the current format? All I can find is in
svn-book.html#svn.advanced.externals where it says:

"its value is a multi-line table of subdirectories (relative to the versioned
directory on which the property is set) and fully qualified, absolute
Subversion repository URLs."

That is clearly imprecise and incomplete (not mentioning revision numbers).
I'd say we need a new section for special properties in the "Reference" section
of the book.

- Julian

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