[svnbook commit] r2657 - trunk/src/en/book
C. Michael Pilato
cmpilato at red-bean.com
Tue Feb 6 09:57:51 CST 2007
Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> On 2/5/07, cmpilato <noreply at red-bean.com> wrote:
>> * src/en/book/ch-advanced-topics.xml
>> (Network Model): Rework to be ... Pilatoan, and revert the changes
>> to the section IDs made when moving this section from the Server
>> Configuration chapter. (It was rather the point of using such IDs
>> to allow us to move sections around without breaking URLs in our
>> HTML forms of the book.)
> So uh, yeah, we *could* move sections around without breaking
> things... which is nice. But if it's trivial to rename them, why not
> do so? I only had to tweak 3 references. Isn't that better? Does it
> really make sense to have a bunch of sections named "svn.serverconfig"
> in a chapter full of "svn.advanced" sections?
> I have no sympathy for people making permalinks to a moving-target
> nightly build of the book's trunk. Ayita can eat my shorts.
But. But. But. But it was *the very reason* we did that whole ID renaming
thing, I thought!
>> + networking layer is abstracted, meaning that Subversion clients
>> + exhibit the same general behaviors no matter what sort of server
>> + they are operating against. Whether speaking the HTTP protocol
>> + (<literal>http://</literal>) with the Apache HTTP Server or
>> + speaking the custom Subversion protocol
>> + (<literal>svn://</literal>) with <command>svnserve</command>,
>> + the basic network model is the same. In this section, we'll
>> + explain the basics of that network model, including how
>> + Subversion manages authentication and authorization
>> + matters.</para>
> So, um, this section only talks about how authentication works, and
> how client-side credential caching works. Authorization isn't part of
> it at all.
> Also, I think it's a tad awkward to say "the basic network model", and
> then in the next immediate sentence say "the basics of that network
> model". Too repetitive.
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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