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Re: [TSVN] Problems with special characters in filenames shown Repo-Browser

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-07-05 20:28:52 CEST

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> SteveKing <steveking@gmx.ch> writes:
>>C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>>>>Sure. The '%' char is used to escape special chars in URL's. So %1
>>>>gets escaped to the the char with bytecode 1.
>>>Well, if anything, you probably see "%10" being substituted with
>>>whatever bytecode 0x10 (decimal 16) produces. But the point
>>Right. Of course the next two chars are used for escaping.
>>>>There's nothing TSVN can do about that. Well, it could, but then the
>>>>escaped URL's couldn't be shown and people complained about that too.
>>>I'm confused. Why exactly can't TSVN do anything about this?
>>If the URL has something like %1000.iso in it (without the '%' being
>>escaped itself), then TSVN can't know that the '%' isn't used as the
>>escape char.
> Ah, right, of course. But in what ways could the URL have an unescape
> '%' in it? But in Subversion? Bad user input?

I think the OP has '%' in his _file_ names, so they should be escaped
before subversion sees it.


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