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server-side enforcement of svn:date format?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 15:00:22 -0500

Last week, a googlecode user manually modified some svn:date revprops
on his repository. He got the format incorrect, but wasn't aware.
However, things started breaking as a result. Our viewvc-like source
browsing choked on the invalid svn:date format (which we're fixing),
but even plain old 'svn log' produced 'invalid date' errors, rendering
the command useless.

I'm wondering if it doesn't make sense to have libsvn_repos (or fs?)
do some simple server-side validity checks on incoming svn:date
values, and reject the revpropset if they fail. We already do
validity checks on filenames and log messages ("no control chars
allowed"), and validity checks on things like 'svn:eol-style' . After
all, subversion controls the values of svn:* props, we have the right
to refuse bad values.

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