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Authz - paths with trailing slash isn't supported - right?

From: Paul Hammant <paul_at_hammant.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2017 16:22:10 -0500

In authz files, [/] is often mentioned as a cross-cutting repo root that
has permissions for users and groups.

There's no other references to a path in square brackets with a trailing
slash. At least, not

That was context, and here's the question or perhaps bug report...

So, administrators of Svn installs should *not* create paths in authz files
with *trailing slashes* - like [/foo/] - right? I say that because my
attempts to do so yields plenty of unexplainable 403 responses in ordinary
clients like web browsers. Making me think it's a bug.

Or there could be a dev-team view that this is a documentation improvement
issue at this point. Specifically some advice like "Paths that are
directories don't have trailing slashes in square brackets other than [/]
for the root" added to the above page.

One more thing - Mike Pilato's
http://blogs.collab.net/subversion/authz_and_anon_ article on CollabNet's
blog ... would be great if it were slurped into the SvnBook somehow. Anyone
from Collabnet care to weigh in?

- Paul
Received on 2017-12-09 22:22:25 CET

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