[svnbook] r4009 committed - Finish issue #22 ("1.7 change: authz section headers are now compared...

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Revision: 4009
Author:   cmpilato at gmail.com
Date:     Wed Aug 17 11:21:25 2011
Log:      Finish issue #22 ("1.7 change: authz section headers are now  

* en/book/ch06-server-configuration.xml
   Add a warning about how pre-1.7 Subversion used case-insensitive
   comparisons for authz section headers, encourage folks who upgraded
   older installations to review their access files.



--- /trunk/en/book/ch06-server-configuration.xml	Mon Aug  8 10:56:02 2011
+++ /trunk/en/book/ch06-server-configuration.xml	Wed Aug 17 11:21:25 2011
@@ -3330,7 +3330,19 @@

      <para>To be more specific: the value of the section names is
        either of the form <literal>[repos-name:path]</literal> or of the
-      form <literal>[path]</literal>.  If you're using the
+      form <literal>[path]</literal>.</para>
+    <warning>
+      <para>Prior to version 1.7, Subversion treated repository names
+        and paths in a case-insensitive fashion for the purposes of
+        access control, converting them to lower case internally
+        before comparing them against the contents of your access
+        file.  It now does these comparisons case-sensitively.  If you
+        upgraded to Subversion 1.7 from an older version, you should
+        review your access files for case correctness.</para>
+    </warning>
+    <para>If you're using the
        <literal>SVNParentPath</literal> directive, it's important
        to specify the repository names in your sections.  If you omit
        them, a section such as

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