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Re: svn:mime-type and */*+xml

From: Travis P <svn_at_castle.fastmail.fm>
Date: 2004-05-13 19:13:24 CEST

On May 13, 2004, at 10:19 AM, Curtis G Pew wrote:

> The svn book says:
> " ... if a file's svn:mime-type property is set to a non-text MIME
> type (generally, something that doesn't begin with text/, though there
> are exceptions), Subversion will assume that the file contains
> binary-that is, not human-readable-data."
> So I was wondering if "*/*+xml" types were among the exceptions. In
> particular, I have a SVG file and I'm wondering if setting the MIME
> type to 'image/svg+xml' means Subversion will treat it like a binary
> file.

I would guess that many if not most XML representations need to be
treated as a binary file because they cannot be merged. If Subversion
thinks such a file is text, it'll try to merge, creating quite possibly
a very nonsensical result.


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