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Re: Parse WebDAV i/o

From: Ian Smith-Heisters <public_at_0x09.com>
Date: 2005-12-08 21:45:57 CET

Might this be possible using Apache 2 output and input filters? Will
dav_svn play nicely with those? Has anyone been using dav_svn with
custom i/o filters that I might be able to look at?


Phil Endecott wrote:
> Ian Smith-Heisters wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've written a web site that uses the PHP directive
>> "auto_prepend_file" to automatically give every file in the site a
>> certain include file. Thus, every file is pure, virgin content.
>> The site is stored in an SVN repo, served with Apache2 mod_dav_svn.
>> When a client requests a file from SVN they receive a file that
>> doesn't have any of the PHP whatnot included, ie. the source code,
>> which is good in most cases.
>> However, there is a WYSIWYG editor (Macromedia Contribute) that needs
>> the layout information contained in the PHP include in order to
>> provide a user-friendly experience.
>> Is there any way to make dav_svn (selectively) parse PHP? Is there
>> perhaps just a way to just slap some text onto the top of certain
>> files when they're requested (eg. a CSS include, so that Contribute
>> will at least render styles)? Can SVN's WebDAV do any browser
>> detection? Perhaps using a pre-checkout script to detect the client,
>> throw in layout info, then a pre-checkin to remove the layout info?
> Look for a solution within Apache but outside the SVN code. I don't
> know exactly how to solve this, but it will involve another Apache
> component (PHP? Filters? mod_something?) doing a sub-request (or
> whatever the Apache terminology is) that is handled by Subversion's
> modules in the normal way, and then processing the result of that
> sub-request before returing it to the browser.
> Look, for example, at how the various Subversion web-based repository
> browsers work. They can present HTMLified program source code which has
> been colour-coded according to the language's syntax rules; this is done
> by getting the raw code from Subversion and then processing it before
> returning it to the browser.
> You certainly don't want to be doing it using hook scripts.
> Good luck!
> --Phil.

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