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Re: format of svn:author

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:04:07 +0100

On 05.01.2012 11:32, Julian Foad wrote:
> Branko wrote:
>> [...] you have to define which of the properties must have values
>> that are unique within the given repository; what is the primary key;
> OK, let's say:
>
> The "svn:author:authn-id" value is the primary key, and so is unique within a [Subversion repository | Subversion server ?].

Ha, but svn:author currently fills that role. So why add another property?

> The administrator must configure the Subversion server to perform a mapping from "svn:author" value to the primary key, typically the trivial "x -> x" mapping but another example could extract "1234" from "John Doe (1234)".

That seems less than optimal. Your specification changes the meaning of
svn:author. Do you intend this to cater to the installations that are
already abusing and overloading svn:author?

-- Brane
Received on 2012-01-05 18:04:47 CET

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