RE: Bug report: The auto-props setting of svn:mime-type is impossibleto avoid.
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 12:19:42 +0200
The problem with xml in general is that is used in many scenarios. In some usages it can be handled as text, while in other usages it is really binary data where every whitespace change could be a breaking change. Xml is just a container format that makes many usages possible.
We can't make that decision for every xml user in Subversion by just flipping the behavior. (We discussed this many times before)
The best fix would be that magic really detects your xml form from the other xml forms, like it already detects many other forms. In many cases it can do this based on a xmlns definition or other hint.
If your format is really text like application/* is a mismatch for you, but when you are storing signed information -with a signature at the end- in xml you really don't want to see automatic merges. I think the original decision to register an application/* type by the xml inventers was a safe decision.
Your files are just not 'generic xml', and should have a more specific type.
From: Ivan Zhakov
On 2 October 2015 at 11:06, Edward d'Auvergne <true.bugman_at_gmail.com> wrote:
Does it make sense?
-- Ivan ZhakovReceived on 2015-10-04 12:19:49 CEST
This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.