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Re: [PATCH] implement keywords substitution in mod_dav_svn

From: Vladimir Berezniker <vmpn_at_hitechman.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:30:31 -0500

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM, Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Vladimir Berezniker <vmpn_at_hitechman.com>
> wrote:
> > If someone does not mind explaining. What would be the benefit of having
> > this decision be made by the server vs the client having to request that
> via
> > a explicit parameter on the request?
>
> It's not so much of a benefit as it is a compatibility problem. We
> support WebDAV clients with auto-versioning. WebDAV+auto-versioning
> lets you mount a SVN repository as though it was a regular file system
> and just start making changes with each change automatically committed
> as a revision. These clients are at current indistinguishable from a
> web browser, they make similar requests that a web browser would and
> don't have some pattern we can key off in the GET request.
>
> When using these clients it's important that we don't present to them
> a different version of the file than what the repository actually
> stores. Otherwise we break this functionality.
>
> Using a query parameter means you can ask for the keyword expansion
> without breaking these clients.
>

Query parameter makes perfect sense to me. Thank you.
Received on 2013-03-09 00:31:04 CET

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