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From Branko ─îibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: format of svn:author
Date Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:04:07 GMT
On 05.01.2012 11:32, Julian Foad wrote:
> Branko wrote:
>> [...] you have to define which of the properties must  have values
>> that are unique within the given repository; what is the primary key;
> OK, let's say:
>
> The "svn:author:authn-id" value is the primary key, and so is unique within a [Subversion
repository | Subversion server ?].

Ha, but svn:author currently fills that role. So why add another property?

>   The administrator must configure the Subversion server to perform a mapping from "svn:author"
value to the primary key, typically the trivial "x -> x" mapping but another example could
extract "1234" from "John Doe (1234)".

That seems less than optimal. Your specification changes the meaning of
svn:author. Do you intend this to cater to the installations that are
already abusing and overloading svn:author?

-- Brane


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