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Re: HTML Escape in properties

From: Jason Dunham <jdunham_at_sfis.com>
Date: 2007-08-24 20:54:50 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> Jason Dunham wrote:
>> I use Properties -> Subversion all the time to see the Subversion URL
>> of a file or folder. I love the way that it's pre-selected for an
>> easy copy-paste into documentation or emails for my co-workers.
>> However, a lot of our file names have spaces, and it would be useful
>> to escape those with "%20" since that is proper syntax for a URL. Is
>> that a possible feature? It would be even cooler if they didn't show
>> up on screen but were stuffed into the clipboard when copied, but I
>> realize that is asking too much.
>
> In the early days of TSVN, the urls were shown escaped there. But
> users complained that this wasn't really 'readable' and that's why we
> changed it. Todays browsers will automatically escape such urls if you
> enter (or copy/paste) them into the url location bar and hit enter. So
> I don't really see a problem here.
>
> Stefan
>

Thanks for the reply. For me it's a usability issue, I'm constantly
pasting the URLs into IM windows and email messages, and those
automatically convert to hyperlinks, but they stop at the first space so
the link doesn't work. I can usually surround it with quote marks, but
I usually forget before sending. Usability-wise I would much rather
have an option for escaped characters all the time, because all other
software which consumes URLs (word processing and IMs) is not smart enough.

Jason

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