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Re: Possible bug regarding spaces in unc paths in 1.6.8

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 18:36:04 +0200

On 15.06.2010 11:20, David Balažic wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>>
>> On 08.06.2010 18:20, David Carr wrote:
>>
>>>>>> Can you reproduce it with the command-line client?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Can you reproduce it with an svn:// or http:// URL? The file://
>>>>>> protocol on a UNC share isn't exactly a recommended
>> configuration in
>>>>>> the first place.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for taking the time to reply. I've tried with the
>> command line client and get exactly the same behaviour.
>>>>
>>>> Then if there is a bug, it's with the Subversion
>> libraries, not Tortoise.
>>>
>>> Absolutely - I presume that's reportable somewhere else.
>> I'll do that.
>>
>> The problem here is that urls must be escaped before they can
>> be used by
>> the svn library. And Windows doesn't work with file:/// urls on its
>> paths if they're escaped.
>>
>> Imagine the following url:
>>
>> file:///c:/my folder/repo/trunk/my subfolder
>> that url is not escaped. So it won't work with the svn lib.
>>
>> But if you escape that url, you get:
>> file:///c:/my%20folder/repo/trunk/my%20subfolder
>>
>> which also doesn't work. What *would* work however is this url:
>> file:///c:/my folder/repo/trunk/my%20subfolder
>
> What part of Windows has trouble with escaped URLs?
> (that would be a serious bug, by the way)
>
> I just did a quicj check by trying file:///C:/Program%20files/
> and file:///C:/Program%20files/deleteme.txt in the Windows Run
> dialog and in the Explorer location bar, and it works fine.

What windows version?
You know that it's perfectly legal to create paths that have a '%' in
it, so the path c:\program%20files can exist side-by-side with
'c:\program files'.

Stefan

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