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Re: [PATCH] Allow custom user agent string

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-11-15 21:49:15 CET

Stefan Küng wrote:
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> David Glasser wrote:
>>> On Nov 15, 2007 12:08 PM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net> wrote:
>>>> Stefan Küng 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.)
> See attached patch. I haven't checked, but if mod_dav_svn only checks
> the beginning of the user-agent string, then this should work.

from mod_dav_svn/repos.c:

    if (val && (ap_strstr_c(val, "SVN/") == val))

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato@collab.net>
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Received on Thu Nov 15 21:49:28 2007

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