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Re: Autoversioning and WebDAV

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-09-23 21:36:02 CEST

Kerry Todyruik <kerry@todyruik.com> writes:

> It appears that when accessing Subversion through WebDAV, that
> overwriting a file always creates a new version, even when the file
> hasn't been changed.
> Is this the way Subversion is supposed to handle replacing a file with
> an identical one? I would think that the Subversion server should see
> that there is no difference and not check a new version. Is there a
> reason for this? And can this behaviour be reconfigured somehow?

You want the server to examine the incoming file, byte-for-byte, with
the existing one? That's an awful lot of stress to put on the
server. It would break our design principles, too... this is the
reason the server doesn't do keyword or eol translation.

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Received on Tue Sep 23 21:38:39 2003

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