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Re: svn: MIME type 'text/x-c++' ends with non-alphanumeric character

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 10:24:45 +0200

On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, Andy Levy wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Mark E. Hamilton <mhamilt_at_sandia.gov> wrote:
> > $ svn propset --quiet svn:mime-type 'text/x-c++' --targets .svn_files
> > svn: MIME type 'text/x-c++' ends with non-alphanumeric character

If svn is complaining about that, I'd call it a bug. The syntax defined
in RFC 1521 clearly says

    token := 1*<any (ASCII) CHAR except SPACE, CTLs,
                  or tspecials>

There's nothing about "must start and end with an alphanumeric character".

> > 1. What is the correct mime-type for C++ files? Clearly 'text/plain' would
> > suffice, but is there a more correct one?
> http://filext.com/file-extension/CPP shows several options:

Sure, you could probably find something that works for whatever you
want to do, and also works with svn. But you should be able to use
"text/x-c++" without svn complaining. I suggest reporting this as a

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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