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Re: HTTP protocol v2: rethunk.

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:23:18 -0800

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> wrote:
>> David Glasser wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com> wrote:
>>>> Greg Hudson wrote:
>>>>> On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 09:28 -0800, Blair Zajac wrote:
>>>>>> Where I'm coming from is treating the svn_fs.h API as a versioned
>>>>>> filesystem, ignoring the version control aspects of svn, so making this
>>>>>> available via HTTP could be useful and have interesting applications
>>>>>> available in the future.
>>>>> Subversion's architecture has never included making the FS interface
>>>>> available over the network. There's no reason someone can't make a
>>>>> network binding to the FS layer (as you did), but that's not in any way,
>>>>> shape, or form the job of the Subversion RA layer.
>>>> There's two different things as I see it, correct me if I'm wrong.
>>>> There's
>>>> the RA layer in C which will use the protocol. This won't change and I'm
>>>> not suggesting modifying it. I'm just saying, make the new protocol
>>>> capable
>>>> of making the FS interface available over the network. Other people can
>>>> write their own code on top of the protocol separate from the RA layer.
>>> That sounds like a great third-party project, but I don't see why it
>>> has any business being part of the already-overextended subversion
>>> core.
>> I'm not saying we write that other code, I'm just saying the protocol should
>> support it.
> Now *that* would be a complete and utter rewrite of the existing HTTP
> protocol. Or at least a gigantic boatload of new request types. The
> current HTTP protocol is "mostly" a mapping to the RA vtable; it
> looks very little like svn_fs.h. I'm not signing up for such a task.
> :-)

Well, ok :( As long as we're straight about it :)


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