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Re: Text mime types

From: Nicolas Goutte <nicolasg_at_snafu.de>
Date: 2005-06-06 14:18:31 CEST

On Monday 06 June 2005 14:09, Martin Probst wrote:
> Hi,
> > However there are also many textual mime types that starts with
> > application like application/xhtml+xml
> I ran into this with application/xml. The MIME-type is by the way in my
> opinion correct, as stuff like XML or XHTML is only partially usable for
> humans.
> The annoying thing about that is that there is no possiblity to override
> subversions behaviour, at least none that I know of. E.g. "svn diff" on
> a "application/xml" file always refuses to work, and there is no --force
> switch or something similar.
> It should be either (client side?) configurable which MIME-types are
> considered binary, or at least a --force-text switch, or better both.

I do not think that it should be client side (only) It must be file-by-file.

Because there is also the reverse problem taht a text file should not be
processed, for example a UTF-16 text/html (Or Subversion must check if a file
is in UTF-16 or UTF-32 and put the conflict marks in that encoding, which as
far as I understand, is not done currently.)

> Issue 1002 covers the client side configure part, but not the --force-text.

Yes but a client list is not the ultimate solution. There will always be

> Regards,
> Martin

Have a nice day!

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