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Re: Friendly criticism of SVN repository browsing

From: Rainer Sokoll <R.Sokoll_at_intershop.de>
Date: 2007-08-17 09:15:50 CEST

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 01:13:37PM -0400, David W. Wilson wrote:

> My second whine is that SVN lets the browser to decide how to browse SVN
> repository objects. For example, I am running Windows XP Pro 5.1, with
> ActivePerl installed. If I browse a .cgi file in the SVN repository, I see
> the file contents, good. But if I browse a .pl file, IE sees that it is an
> ActivePerl Perl script and prompts me to save it, and none of the menu picks
> on the link allows me to view the file contents, which is the point of
> browsing source. Similarly, if I browse a .xml file or a .htm file, I see
> IE's interpretation of it, not the verbatim file contents.

Beside from what the others wrote: This is to blame to Microsoft, since
their crappy IE ignores (most of the time) MIME-Types and interpretes
the data by evaluating the file extension.
It has nothing to to with svn (as long as the svn:mime-type property is
set to the correct value).
You may file a bug report in Microsoft's bug tracker ;-)))

Rainer

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