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RE: Possible bug regarding spaces in unc paths in 1.6.8

From: David Balažic <david.balazic_at_comtrade.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 18:45:07 +0200

Stefan Küng wrote:

> 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'.

1.) Windows XP Pro SP3
2.) Yes, I can also put documents on the web that have the percent
sign in their path. Don't see your point.

Regards,
David

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