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From Branko Čibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Support character classes in glob authz rules
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2018 09:06:26 GMT
On 03.12.2018 09:39, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 09:30:53AM +0100, Stefan Sperling wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 03, 2018 at 08:15:24AM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
>>> Branko Čibej wrote:
>>>> The proposed change in the parser is only enabled for parsing authz and
>>>> global group files, other Subversion configuration files will use the
>>>> current semantics.
>>> These sorts of quirks tend to make a system hard to maintain in the long run.
What if we find another case where we'd like to depart from that parsing? How far would we
go?
>>>
>>> What alternative solution could we consider?
>> Some sort of escaping mechanism might work.
> See also https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-4784
>
> It would be nice if a solution to the authz issues would address
> that issue as well.

"Some sort of excaping" also silently changes existing rules and, worse,
does it in far more subtle ways than my proposed change.

SVN-4784 is a different issue and should be solved in the auto-props
code; I added a proposal in Jira but haven't had time to bring it to
this list.

-- Brane

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