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Re: mod_dav_svn: view older revisions with browser

From: Mathias Hasselmann <mathias_at_taschenorakel.de>
Date: 2005-06-10 21:36:44 CEST

Am Freitag, den 10.06.2005, 04:13 -0400 schrieb John Szakmeister:
> On Thursday 09 June 2005 18:48, Mathias Hasselmann wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The Subversion Book claims it would not be possible to use a browser to
> > view older revisions with mod_dav_svn (Look for "Can I view older
> > revisions?"). Well, but somehow that is not true, as I always can use
> > "/svn/repos/!svn/ver/${rev}/${path}" as resource locator to access some
> > old revision. At least if my resource is some file. If you try to
> > access some directory this URI gives you some error.
> The URLs are considered to be opaque, and therefore, you should not rely
> on them. They may change in the future and we make no promise to keep
> the same format.

Well, detected the !svn/bc namespace right now and I does exactly what I
want: It gives me access to old revisions via browser. Wow! So I'd
really suggest to rethink this policy at least for the !svn/bc
namespace: mod_dav_svn has the capability to deliver old revisions to
browsers, so why not announce this feature. Don't see the point in
disavowing existing, useful features.

> Sorry, this has been discussed before, but the vast majority of the
> developers are in consensus... mod_dav_svn's current "browsing"
> capabilities are as far as it goes. If you want additional browsing
> features, use one of the many great viewers out there already (WebSVN,
> FlexySVN, ViewCVS, etc). The 3 I listed are really pretty good, and easy
> to setup.

Been there and didn't like what I saw. Guess why know about


Mathias Hasselmann <mathias@taschenorakel.de>
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