[svnbook commit] r2694 - trunk/src/en/book

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at red-bean.com
Sat Feb 24 16:12:02 CST 2007

Brian W. Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On 2/24/07, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman at red-bean.com> wrote:
>> No, it doesn't.  But Mike only updated the sections where we're
>> referring to the schema in the abstract sense:  "when dealing with
>> file:// URLs, blah blah blah..."  While this is technically correct
>> w.r.t. the RFC, it's not consistent with what users actually type.
>> Hence my worry.

Yes, file:// *does* work, just as much as http:// or svn:// do.  But all
three of them have a hostname portion which for file:// alone is allowed
to be empty.  (It doesn't have to be, though -- you can use "localhost",

$  svn mkdir -m "" file://localhost/temp/repos/A

Committed revision 1.
$  svn mkdir -m "" file:///temp/repos/A2

Committed revision 2.

> I agree--we have enough trouble with people typing file://path/to/foo.

Guys, we have plenty of examples in the book that demonstrate the use of
file:///some/path or file://localhost/some/path.  I'm only talking about
consistifying the prose portions across the various schemas.  There are
16 references to "file://" and over twice as many examples of its use
(which show "file:///...").

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at red-bean.com>

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.  It has
 been found difficult; and left untried."  -- G. K. Chesterton

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