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Re: Recovering an MS Word document checked in with svn:keywords Id set, but without fixed length identifier

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-26 23:34:09 CET

On Nov 26, 2007 10:48 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> "Trent Nelson" <tnelson@onresolve.com> writes:
> > Fixed it, sorry for the noise (and the forced HTML formatting of this e-mail,
> > thanks to my only e-mail access at the moment being via Outlook web). As it
> > turns out, I had an '$Id: ... $' tag with a single colon in an example from a
> > config file; reverting the contents within the tag to what it was originally
> > allowed me to re-open the file in Word and add another colon.
> You may still have a problem waiting to happen, Trent.
> MS Word format is not a "plain text" format -- it is a binary format
> that Subversion cannot parse (Subversion *can* parse plain text, which
> is why svn:keywords is officially supported for plain text files).

Karl, You're forgetting about our fixed-width keywords: $Id:: xxxxxxx $

In theory, these should be compatible with Word, right?



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