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Re: [PATCH] wildcard authz prototype

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2006-05-02 01:19:28 CEST

On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 16:06 -0700, Garrett Rooney wrote:
> Seriously, it iterates over all the wildcards applying them, to see if
> any of them matter. See the modifications to authz_get_tree_access
> and authz_parse_section for details.

I'm confused as to how this can be correct.

If I have a rule denying read access to */tags, and a caller wants to
know if the user has recursive read access to /project/foo, doesn't the
answer depend on whether /project/foo contains a "tags" somewhere? How
can you know if the */tags wildcard entry is relevant without knowing
what paths exist inside the tree?

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