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Re: http/ftp links in svn:externals (was: Re: Unversioned files held by repo)

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:17:25 -0500

On Mar 12, 2008, at 10:43, Mad Scientist wrote:

> As another option could be adjusting svn:external to work with http/
> ftp links to external files. Which could offer much of the
> functionality of unversioned files in the repository while being
> simpler to implement but could have its own problems if a
> repository is moved or the site goes down/moved.

That's... an interesting suggestion...

Of course you have to replace "links to external files" with "links
to external directories" since externals work on the file level, not
the directory level; there's an existing enhancement request about that:


Could be a bit tricky, since externals of course already support http
links when that link is within a repository...

Also even trickier because http URLs may not offer a directory
listing, or if they do, the format is not predictable. That might be
a show-stopper. Might have to wait for #937 to be implemented, and
then restrict non-repository http links to single files, before this
can be considered.

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