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Re: svn commit: r1393521 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion: include/svn_props.h tests/cmdline/svnlook_tests.py

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 14:48:36 -0700

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:12 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> That's right. Expat just doesn't care. Some other XML parser might. But
> then, I would expect that same parser would croak on any property name with
> a colon in it (besides "svn:", which we handle specially already). So all
> of TortoiseSVN's properties, cvs2svn's properties, etc. -- all that stops
> working.


> I don't think so. I think that would be just a lovely instance of the
> perfect being the enemy of the good [enough]. If it becomes a real-world
> problem, our recourse is rather straightforward -- we continue our move away
> from the DAV standard and implement our own custom POST/REPORT handling.

My memory is fuzzy on this and it's been 5-6 years but ISTR that the
problem was with people using auto versioning since the XML wouldn't
be valid.

-1: On just doing this and hoping for the best. If it really is auto
versioning that breaks due to this, it is a supported feature of our
code set and not one that I suspect any of us test very often. If we
test auto versioning with the most commonly used configs and we have
no issues then I'd be +0.
Received on 2012-10-05 23:49:15 CEST

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