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Re: DEP5: proposed versioned url for Format: does not work

On 11-09-05 at 03:34pm, Cédric Boutillier wrote:
> The current version of DEP-5 encourages people to use versioned url 
> for the Format: Field, as far as I can see from the description of 
> this field, and the way the examples.
> However, using the proposed expression in the description of the Format:
> field (line 137 of rev 174):
>   http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?op=file&rev=REVISION
> yields an 400 error, because svn.debian.org/wsvn is being rewritten to
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc, and the op=file operand is not valid
> for viewvc.
> This is a minor issue,but I would propose to change it to
>   http://svn.debian.org/viewvc/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?revision=REVISION
> if the Format field should point to a specific svn version of the
> document. However, as far as I understand from [1,2], one might expect a
> more readable and stable url as soon as #609160 is fixed.
> In the mean time, would you recommend to use
>   http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/
> as a valid Format: url?

I would recommend in the meantime to use a versioned URL of your 
choosing.  As I believe is documented - the specific URL should be only 
an example.

 - Jonas

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