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Re: Multiple matching lines in authz file

From: Danil Shopyrin <danil_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:59:53 +0300

>> Most people have probably written their authz rules according to the
>> book, so their authz rules may not work as expected.
>
> Do they?  Perhaps they write them by trial-and-error, testing to see
> if they get the behaviour they want.  In that case we will break authz
> files that work.

Agree on this. From our experience, people configure access
permissions by trial-and-error approach. At least, they do not
consider the svnbook.

BTW, there is a KB article for VisualSVN Server users that describes
the current behavior of Subversion authz files:
http://www.visualsvn.com/support/topic/00033/

> Can we change the behaviour of existing authz files?

I think, it's not a very good idea to change the behavior of existing
authz files. At least, it should not be done implicitly.

-- 
With best regards,
Danil Shopyrin
VisualSVN Team
Received on 2010-01-24 09:00:48 CET

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