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Extensible property namespace work deemed insufficient; considering reversion.

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:22:45 -0400

Just added this comment to issue #1971[1] (aka "certain property names cause
non-wf XML responses", aka "the thing that spun cmpilato off on this
extensible property namespace business"):

Oh, man. Maybe this whole venture was ill-conceived. I just remembered the
other restrictions on XML Names, which include "cannot start with a digit"
and "cannot start with [Xx][Mm][Ll]". With this extensible property
namespace business in place, we'd still generate bogus XML for the following:

   myprop:2smart4u => <2smart4u xmlns=".../ext/myprop">
   myprop:xmlname => <xml xmlns=".../ext/myprop">

I feel like I've come back around to Ben Reser's 2004 reasoning: the
additional complexity I've added doesn't seem it worth it for the merely
partial fix it offers.

Unless I get encouragement to do otherwise, I will revert all this
extensible property namespace business from the codebase.

Ben Reser, you tried to warn me -- I won't claim otherwise.

-- C-Mike

[1] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1971

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Enterprise Cloud Development

Received on 2012-10-18 22:23:21 CEST

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