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Re: DAV is complicated and slow? (was Re: [svndiff1] Accept-Encoding in mod_dav_svn)

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2005-11-21 18:43:20 CET

On 11/21/05, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
> On 11/21/05, John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com> wrote:
> > > Personal opinion. Many on the team do care quite a bit about DAV
> > > (myself included).
> >
> > Though I didn't see you denying that it is complicated and slow... <duck> ;)
> I think most svn developers agree that DAV is complicated and slow --
> you'll get very little argument about that. But then a large number
> of them also think that the pain is worth the gain. Isn't it nice to
> have a choice of servers? :-)

Too bad about DAV overhead/complexity since it is really a very
good thing to be able to piggyback on top of HTTP/HTTPS and
all of the infrastructure that has been built on/for HTTP/HTTPS.

(IMHO - supporting generic DAV is much of the complexity - but
that is what "standards" tend to do to you if you go beyond basic
use for your own needs to generic support for other users.)

PS - I very much like/need/use DAV even with its extra complexity :-)

Michael Sinz               Technology and Engineering Director/Consultant
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