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Re: [PATCH] Allow custom user agent string

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-11-15 21:36:40 CET

On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Mark Phippard wrote:

> On Nov 15, 2007 3:23 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> > David Glasser wrote:
> > > On Nov 15, 2007 12:08 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
> > >> Stefan Kng wrote:
> > >>> Hi,
> > >>>
> > >>> The attached patch removes the fixed user-agent strings used in the svn
> > >>> library and replaces them with a define. That way, svn clients can set
> > >>> that define to a custom user-agent string when compiling the library.
> > >>>
> > >>> If the client does not define a custom user-agent string, a default
> > >>> ("SVN/") is used (the same as before).
> > >> Stefan, are you aware of the fact that mod_dav_svn actually pays attention
> > >> the User-Agent header, specifically searching for those which begin with
> > >> "SVN/"? This is used in the LOCK handling code and, I think, the GET
> > >> response handler, too.
> > >
> > > How about adding a parenthesized identifier, like web browsers do?
> >
> > +1.
> >
> > We just need a #define for CUSTOM_USER_AGENT that our libraries use like so:
> >
> > "User-Agent: SVN/" SVN_VERSION " (" CUSTOM_USER_AGENT ")"
> >
> > (Or maybe we just ask that the CUSTOM_USER_AGENT value include the space and
> > parens ... whatever's easiest.)
>
> Could we just check if it is defined and add the space and parens when it is?

+1

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