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[Patch] Was: Compromize proposal [Was: Forcing svn:eol-style=native on files with "binary" mime types?]

From: Aleksey Nogin <aleksey_at_nogin.org>
Date: 2005-09-29 17:03:47 CEST

The attached patch implements items 1, 2 and 4 in the proposal below.

P.S. This is my first attempt at contributing code to subversion, so any
pointers for the "official protocol" for getting things reviewed and
checked in will be greatly appreciated.

On 29.09.2005 13:00, Andreas Keil wrote:

> "Aleksey Nogin" <aleksey@nogin.org> wrote:
>>OK, I think I have an idea for a compromise that people might be more
>>likely to find acceptable. Here is my proposal:
>>1) Compile a list of "known binary" mime types (with
>>application/octet-stream being the first in the list, obviously),
>>replacing the current clearly imperfect "text/binary" classification with
>>a more accurate.
>>2) Leave the current behavior of "svn ps svn:eol-type" for the "known
>>binary" mime types, but remove it from the "unknown" ones ("unknown" =
>>those that are neither on the "known text" list nor on "known binary"
>>one). Basically, if subversion does not know a mime type, it should just
>>trust that the users know better.
>>3) Change the auto-props behavior so that it's always possible to combine
>>eol-type with even a "known binary" mime type via auto-props.
>>4) (Optional) Add the application/xhtml+xml and application/xml types to
>>the "known text" list.
>>5) (Long-term) Allow users to override/augment the built-in lists of known
>>text/known binary mime types via local config files.
>>What do people think? If we can agree on this being a reasonable plan, I
>>would be willing to try implementing 1-4 (although I have no experience
>>with subversion code, so I can not guarantee quick success).
> All of your proposal seems reasonable to me and I would be thankful if you
> implemented it.

Aleksey Nogin
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