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Re: authz changes between 1.9 and 1.10

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:59:54 +0100

On 14.12.2018 22:55, Doug Robinson wrote:
> Brane:
> I've decided that documenting the syntax of authz files at this level
>> doesn't really belong in this document. So I started this:
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/x/oYvQBQ
>> and will refer to that page instead, pointing out the differences.
> The statement "Section names are case-insensitive and case-preserving." is
> deeply
> concerning as it means that the case sensitive sub-repository paths cannot
> be
> properly represented in sections (as they are today).

This is the document for configuration file syntax, not authz file
semantics. The respective parsers behave differently.

> As noted, in https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/x/7IjQBQ , the SVN section
> headers
> became case sensitive at SVN 1.7.
> Not sure why 2 documents?

Becuase we also have configuration files and their syntax was never
formally defined. Now it is.

The syntax of authz files is similar — not identical — but close enoug
that we can refer from the authz document to the config file document,
noting only the differences. It does save time and space not having to
explain twice how, for example, value continuation lines work.

-- Brane
Received on 2018-12-15 12:00:04 CET

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