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Re: svn server returns invalid XML during checkout

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_e-reka.si>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:45:28 +0200

On 19.06.2011 23:21, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> Branko Čibej wrote on Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 22:07:40 +0200:
>> On 19.06.2011 18:13, Lieven Govaerts wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> when running svn with ra_serf on some test repositories I found a
>>> consistent failure checking out a part of the gnome svn repository.
>>> This command:
>>> $ svn co http://svn.gnome.org/svn/gimp/trunk/tools/pdbgen/pdb /tmp/tr1
>>> aborts after a while with error:
>>> subversion/svn/checkout-cmd.c:168: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_client/checkout.c:230: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_client/update.c:555: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_client/update.c:413: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_ra_serf/update.c:2368: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_ra_serf/update.c:2368: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_ra_serf/util.c:1499: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_ra_serf/util.c:1499: (apr_err=175009)
>>> subversion/libsvn_ra_serf/util.c:1256: (apr_err=175009)
>>> svn: E175009: XML parsing failed: (207 Multi-Status)
>>> The XML parsing fails on the response [1] of a PROPFIND request, on
>>> tag "<C:text/x-perl/>". Strangely enough this is what's returned from
>>> the server, it's not what serf makes of it.
>>> When running svn with ra_neon, these response are all returned as one
>>> update-report, with different syntax, which the xml parser handles
>>> without problem:
>>> <S:set-prop name=\"text/x-perl\">
>>> Digging a bit deeper, it turns out that file text_layer.pdb has a
>>> property with name "text/x-perl", where that should be the value of
>>> property svn:mime-type. This probably shouldn't work in ra_neon
>>> either, but both should give a nice error message.
>> In fact, Subversion does not really impose such limits on property
>> names, certainly not in the sense that they should be valid in XML tag
>> names. So there's something else wrong with both RA layers if using such
>> a property name causes an error.
> What is svn_prop_name_is_valid() for?

svn:mime-type is not a valid XML tag name /unless/ svn: is an XML
namespace alias, yes? Which it isnt, in the given examples.

-- Brane
Received on 2011-06-20 00:46:02 CEST

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