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Re: [TSVN] can't set svn:externals property to reference a directory with a space

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-18 17:22:46 CEST

Charles Doucette wrote:
> Obviously, the problem is that the directory which I added to my
> repository and that I'm trying to reference
> via svn:externals contains a space. When I renamed my directory in the
> repository to change the space
> into an underscore (and then made the corresponding change to the value
> of the svn:externals property),
> everything worked fine.

URLs in the svn:externals property *must* be properly URI encoded. So
instead of a space, you have to write %20. Then it will work.

> I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature request; but, it would be
> nice if this could work.
> Perhaps the simple solution is to change the repository browser to
> change the displayed URL
> to use the URL encoding for spaces.

We can't do that. People would complain, as they did before we changed
it to show the unencoded URL.


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