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Re: svn:keywords

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-09-04 20:23:01 CEST

On Sep 4, 2007, at 13:19, Rainer Sokoll wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 04, 2007 at 11:02:19AM -0700, Hari Kodungallur wrote:
>> On 9/4/07, Rainer Sokoll wrote:
>>> is it possible to have keywords expanded when viewing the file
>>> from a
>>> web browser?
>>> I can see the keywords in my wc and also with "svn cat", but not
>>> in the
>>> web browser.
>> It is upto the repository browser software (ViewVC, etc) to make
>> it happen.
>> I don't think ViewVC does it now. I vaguely remember one repo
>> browser doing
>> it, but I can't recall which one (not sure whether it was Trac?).
> Trac definetly not - just tested. But I mean generic mod_dav_svn. If
> "svn cat" expands the keywords, what is the difference?
> [few seconds later]
> Ahh: If I do a "svn cat", the client issues a PROPFIND to the server,
> while a ordinary web browser simply GETs the file.
> This must be the difference: the svn client speaks DAV, and the web
> browser plain HTTP only.

No, the difference is that keyword processing is performed by the
client, not the server. When you're accessing mod_dav_svn via the web
browser, the web browser is the client, and it doesn't know to do the
keyword processing.

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