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Re: Problems accessing GitHub's SVN-bridge with SVN 1.11

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2018 19:16:09 +0100

On 04.11.2018 20:11, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 04.11.2018 18:57, Thorsten Schöning wrote:
>> Guten Tag Branko Čibej,
>> am Sonntag, 4. November 2018 um 17:47 schrieben Sie:
>>> I'm not sure what you mean by "handles more than only DAV successfully"
>> I thought it might be possible that GitHub answers differently but
>> properly, because the other check mentioned something about HTTP v2.
>> Because of TLS, I was unable to look at the requests and responses
>> then, but it's like you said, they don't provide DAV-headers in their
>> response to OPTION.
>>> And yes, the HTTP/DAV specification requires that header to be present
>>> in the response.
>> Which you didn't care about before and things worked for some years
>> for some users.
> We made this change because users complained about unhelpful error
> messages when they tried to connect to a server that did not even
> implement HTTP/DAV. The error message was "Malformed XML in response"
> which wasn't exactly helpful for diagnosing the problem.
> I admit I didn't have GitHub in mind when I added this check. ...

I added a test case to our suite that tries the following command:

    svn info https://github.com/apache/subversion/trunk

It runs on one of our build slaves, so we'll know fairly soon when (if)
GitHub deploys a fix. And, of course, we'll also know if this feature
breaks again in future.


-- Brane
Received on 2018-11-06 19:16:19 CET

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