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Re: "SVN short URL" enhancement request

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-25 17:50:09 CEST

Beman Dawes wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> The "SVN short URL" column seems to work by dropping the leading portion
>>> of
>>> the URL up to, but not including, the first single slash.
>>> So "https://svn.boost.org/svn/boost/trunk" becomes "/svn/boost/trunk".
>>> Horizontal space is at a premium, so in the above case I'd like to also
>>> drop
>>> the "/svn/boost/" so the final result becomes simply "trunk".
>>> One way to make this work would be to attach an option to the top-level
>>> directory of the working copy that says in effect "Drop this portion of
>>> the
>>> URL: ...", where the "..." is something the user can set. This setting
>>> would
>>> be inherited by any directories below the working copy root directory.
>>> So in my example above, I'd specify to drop "//svn.boost.org/svn/boost/".
>>> The default would be the URL, in this case "//svn.boost.org" or maybe
>>> "//svn.boost.org/" if the user does not supply a string.
>> As of revision 10418, we check for /trunk, /branches or /tags in the url
>> and remove everything before that. I think that's better than having
>> some configuration. I know it's not perfect because there are situations
>> where those folders are below the repository root, but the column is
>> called 'short url' and we have nowhere defined what 'short' really is :)
> On one hand, that's a nice improvement. It does, however, effectively
> mandate using repository organizations with /trunk, /branches, and /tags
> somewhere in every path if you want the short url.

Isn't that what I said above?
And it isn't that bad: if the repo isn't organized that way, then the
short url column will behave as before - nothing gained but nothing lost.

> When you say "remove everything before that", I hope you are also removing
> the leading "/" from /trunk, /tags, and /branches. It takes up horizontal
> space yet doesn't convey any useful information.

No, that slash is still there. And I'd like to keep it there, because it
indicates that it's an URL, and it also shows that there's something
'starting' there (i.e., it's not just some string cut off somewhere in
between). And it's only one single char, that doesn't use up that much


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