AuthzSVNAccessFile and SVNListParentPath - examples in Chapter 6 are mislead

Martin Curtayne mcurtayne at
Tue May 23 13:18:17 CDT 2006

Hi Ben
Thanks for getting back in touch.  You definitely could argue it is, but as 
long as the documentation matches the software, I don't see it as being too 
best regards

>From: "Ben Collins-Sussman" <sussman at>
>To: "Martin Curtayne" <mcurtayne at>
>CC: svnbook-dev at
>Subject: Re: AuthzSVNAccessFile and SVNListParentPath - examples in Chapter 
>6 are misleading
>Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 11:21:20 -0500
>Interesting.  I wonder if this is a bug in the SVNListParentPath
>feature itself??
>On 5/20/06, Martin Curtayne <mcurtayne at> wrote:
>>Firstly thanks for the great svn reference.  However, if the examples for
>>configuring Apache in Chapter 6 are followed, it results in an
>>authentication error when using the 'SVNListParentPath on' and the
>>'AuthzSVNAccessFile' options together and attempting to view a list of the
>>To correct the examples in this chapter, the location directive needs to 
>>set as follows: <Location /svn/> - note the trailing / after svn 
>>the examples read <Location /svn>).
>>Making this change has the side effect of requiring the user to use the 
>><server>/svn/.  The URI: <server>/svn will no longer work.
>>Just to underline I'm not the only one to find this issue, see the thread
>>Eventually a contributor to the thread also reaches the same conclusion I
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>>svnbook-dev at

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