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Re: Callbacks, prompts, etc. for issue 2779

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:28:06 -0500

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:
> On 30.07.2010 13:57, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> On 07/30/2010 03:55 AM, Branko Čibej wrote:
>>
>>> That approach just doesn't sound right to me. I've always understood
>>> that a temporary redirect implies that requests should always try the
>>> original first. Since there's no concept of a session in HTTP, you can't
>>> really assume anything about how long a redirect is valid -- it may be
>>> only for one single request and not for others.
>>>
>> What do you think Subversion should do when it encounters a temporary
>> redirect, then?
>>
> Follow the redirect but not record the new URL in the working copy metadata.

Not being that familiar with the HTTP spec, this would be my gut
instinct as well. I see the analog with a typical web browser here.
When a browser gets a temporary redirect, it redirects, but usually
tries the original location the next time. For a permanent redirect,
a browser will often cache that information and go straight to the new
location. It feels like that's what we should be doing here.

-Hyrum (who doesn't envy Mike's position of being at the receiving end
of "design by committee")
Received on 2010-07-30 15:29:00 CEST

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