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

From: Paul Hammant <paul_at_hammant.org>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:11:43 -0500

>
>
> > Should I raise this in https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN
> > or not ?
>
> We could clarify the error message by having it refer the admin to the
> server log. We might also have the error message state "The authz file
> failed to parse" (without details; we'd consider the authz file's path
> and section names to be confidential).
>
> Is that what you had in mind? Or are you thinking of a larger change,
> e.g., detecting the invalid authz file even before a request is made to
> a repository that uses it (= the invalid authz file)?
>

No, a small informational change, IMO.

Eight years ago in the Selenium team we sprinkled helpful URLs the in
exception messages. Selenium was Java+Python+C#+Ruby+JavaScript back then
and a hard tech to get going with in the view of many. It uses many more
languages since V2. We had and still have lots of noobs wanting to get
running with it, and driving them to a help page if they could see it in
exception messages and logs was a way of reducing questions on mail-lists.

- Paul
Received on 2017-12-10 09:11:51 CET

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