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Re: [PROPOSAL] Return of the (svnserve) log

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-10-31 11:14:23 CET

On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, Jonathan Gilbert wrote:

> In order to be human-readable, such a format should be plain ASCII text,
> similar in nature to a web server's logs (this is only an issue on Windows,

I'm not sure if you really mean the 7bit encoding ASCII whenr you write
"ASCII", or you just mean plain text.

Regardless, we need to think about the encoding of the log files, since it
will contain paths (and other strings) with non-ASCII characters. I
remember a discussion about encoding in the Apache log when that feature
was added right before 1.3 was branched. I don't know the details, but it
seems like Apache logs are limited to 7-bit characters (meaning the range
below 128). I would hate if we limited ourselves to this subset when
designing a new format.

As I see it, we can have either log files in the locale encoding of the
server process, or always in UTF8. I like the latter, since it always can
represent all characters (no fuzzy encodings), and it is easy to translate
if you need to.

Thoughts?

//Peter

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