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Re: HTML Escape in properties

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-08-24 23:06:33 CEST

On 24/08/07, Jason Dunham <jdunham@sfis.com> wrote:
> 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.

I don't suppose it's possible to display unescaped and convert to
escaped on copy is it?


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