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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: including a banner in Subversion URL
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2011 05:47:15 GMT
Ryan Schmidt wrote on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 14:38:36 -0600:
> On Jan 11, 2011, at 14:34, Ramesh Nadupalli wrote:
> 
> > Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> 
> > 
> >> On Jan 10, 2011, at 20:38, Ramesh Nadupalli wrote:
> >> 
> >>> I would like to have banner set for a subversion URL, can someone guide
> >>> how this can be accomplished?
> >> 
> >> Do you mean that you would like to customize the way that Subversion
> >> displays pages when someone access a repository's URL in a web browser? If
> >> so, you can do that by providing custom XSLT and CSS files. Use the
> >> directive "SVNIndexXSLT /path/to/svnindex.xsl" in your httpd.conf. Sample
> >> XSLT and CSS files are provided as part of the Subversion source
> >> distribution, or here:
> >> 
> >> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/tools/xslt/
> > 
> > Thanks Ryan. I am an administrator,  wants to use this feature to notify
> > users about the upcoming outages, repository movements etc... 
> > 
> > Any pointers? 
> 
> You can certainly do that -- supply a custom XSLT file as explained above, put your messages
into that file. Users will see them when they visit the repository URL in a web browser.
> 
> Of course, users don't usually access a repository URL in a web
> browser; they usually do so in a Subversion client. I don't know of
> any way to supply a custom message to someone using a Subversion
> client.
> 

Changing the authentication realm will have the right effect... (for
read-protected repositories)

> And of course the above only works if you're serving your repository with Apache. If
you're serving it with svnserve, then I have no solution for that either.
> 
> 
> 

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