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Re: request to clarify and improve Subversion property name specification

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:29:37 +0100

On 30.01.2012 11:14, Philip Martin wrote:
> Daniel Shahaf <danielsh_at_elego.de> writes:
>
>> - Send a patch to svn_repos__validate_props() (and make your case that
>> it should be applied)
> I think the current situation for property names is:
>
> - the backend FS layer allows any null terminated string as a property
> name
>
> - the frontend client layer restricts property names to a subset of
> ASCII

And the HTTP layer has its own implicit restrictions.

> I'm still not clear whether Garret wants to relax the client
> restrictions, or tighten the server restictions, or do both.

It's always a good idea to have the server validate using the same rules
as the client libs. Not exactly backward-compatible, but I consider it
bug that the server allows property names that the client does not.

-- Brane
Received on 2012-01-30 11:30:20 CET

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