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Re: WebSVN of svn.debian.org uses wrong encoding

On 8/23/05, Frans Pop <aragorn@tiscali.nl> wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 August 2005 10:20, W. Borgert wrote:
> > I have checked in some files into svn.debian.org.  The files are
> > in UTF-8 encoding[1], but the web front-end seems to believe in
> > ISO-8859-1.  Did I do something wrong when checking in files, or
> > is WebSVN too plain in its assumptions?  How/where can I file a
> > bug, if the problem is in svn.debian.org?  TIA!
> >
> > [1] http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/ddp/refcard/trunk/entries-ru.dbk?op=file
> WebSVN does not know about the contents of files in the repository period.

Then why does it say it's ISO-8859-1?
If it doesn't know, it should say so.

> As it is just a frontend to svn, you cannot expect it to know about every
> weird file format and encoding around.
> IMO, the main purpose of websvn is to be able to view diffs in _code_ and
> maybe download individual files.
> For everything else, use svn itself and work with its files in their
> proper environment.
> If you really want to file a bug about it, the Tech Support Tracking
> System for project alioth on alioth is probably your best bet, but I
> doubt that is really useful.
> > (If WebSVN does not know about encodings, UTF-8 might be a more
> > sensible default than ISO-8859-1 nowadays.)
> Maybe, maybe not. Depends what part of the world you're from.
> Food for endless flames^Wdiscussions.

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