[svnbook commit] r1831 - trunk/src/en/book

sussman svnbook-dev at red-bean.com
Thu Nov 17 21:59:41 CST 2005

Author: sussman
Date: Thu Nov 17 21:59:39 2005
New Revision: 1831

Explain property-name restrictions.  Patch from Jim Blandy <jimb at red-bean.com>.

* src/en/book/ch07.xml 
  (Manipulating Properties): describe characters allowed in a property name.

Modified: trunk/src/en/book/ch07.xml
--- trunk/src/en/book/ch07.xml	(original)
+++ trunk/src/en/book/ch07.xml	Thu Nov 17 21:59:39 2005
@@ -791,6 +791,18 @@
+      <para>There are some restrictions on the names you can use for
+        properties.  A property name must start with a letter, a colon
+        (<literal>:</literal>), or an underscore
+        (<literal>_</literal>); after that, you can also use digits,
+        hyphens (<literal>-</literal>), and periods
+        (<literal>.</literal>).
+          <footnote>
+            <para>If you're familiar with XML, this is pretty much the
+            ASCII subset of the syntax for XML "Name".</para>
+          </footnote>
+      </para>
       <para>In addition to the <command>propset</command> command, the
         <command>svn</command> program supplies the
         <command>propedit</command> command.  This command uses the

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