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Re: rev-parameter to HTTP front-end

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-06 00:01:53 CET

Manuzhai <manuzhai@gmail.com> writes:
> I've been using Subversion for a while now, and it's really nice. I
> especially like the option to have a human-friendly front-end through
> HTTP (with the cute XSL option, and all - I've written my own
> stylesheet). I was thinking about how this could be made to be a
> little more functional, though, in a way that would not be hard to
> implement (even though I don't have too much knowledge about
> Subversion source).
> So, I was thinking: it would be useful to have a ?rev= or ?revision=
> GET parameter. When using HTTP as the client protocol, there's
> probably some extra header that sets the revision to be retrieved, but
> for the web frontend, it would be nice to have a parameter that allows
> for easy viewing of an old version of a document (making viewcvs etc.
> a little less needed).
> For bonus points, all the href attributes could be rewritten (though
> this could be implemented in the XSL-sheet easily) to use the given
> revision. For extra bonus points, also allow for using keywords like
> HEAD and BASE in the parameter.
> So, would this be worth an issue in the issue tracker? Any thoughts?

Well, in my opinion it's not worth an issue. There's some history
here, actually:

We discussed this for a long time, a couple of years ago. The problem
is, it's hard to come up with a syntax that wouldn't interfere with
other things. One could be running CGI scripts directly out of the
repository, for example. In the end, we decided to keep mod_dav_svn
simple, and recommend dedicated repository browsers for more
sophisticated functionality.

Hope this helps,

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Received on Sun Feb 6 00:16:01 2005

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