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Re: [PROPOSAL] Expansion keywords/properties enhancement

From: Matthieu Brouillard <matthieu.brouillard_at_agfa.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 04:37:38 -0700 (PDT)

John Peacock-4 wrote:
> Matthieu Brouillard wrote:
>> OK they are expanded on the client, but the value extracted by the client
>> side is stored on the server side, am I wrong?
> No, the server only has the unexpanded form of the keyword stored. Only
> the
> client can expand the keyword and there isn't any mechanism to get
> additional
> value/keywords from the server, nor is there any mechanism for the server
> to
> generate them (modulo the existing hook structure). All existing keywords
> are
> processed exclusively on the client, using values that already exist in
> the
> working copy metadata. This is important because you need to be able to
> do
> things like revert without contacting the server.
From what your are saying the values are filled by the server and given to
the client during update inside the metadatas.
So perhaps it would be possible to have the extension mechanism to fill also
some metadata so that they can be processed on the client side. This will
not interfer with the SVN concepts.

Matthieu Brouillard

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