[svnbook] r4011 committed - Finish issue #70 ("Basic syntax of WC paths should not be buried in a...

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Revision: 4011
Author:   cmpilato at gmail.com
Date:     Thu Aug 18 10:45:28 2011
Log:      Finish issue #70 ("Basic syntax of WC paths should not be buried  
in a
chapter named Advanced Topics").

* en/book/ch01-fundamental-concepts.xml
   Mention at one of the earliest relevant spots in the text the
   at-syntax problem for paths and URLs, with a pointer to the Peg
   Revision section.

Reported by:  Sam Ruby <sa3ruby>


--- /trunk/en/book/ch01-fundamental-concepts.xml	Mon Aug 15 12:22:38 2011
+++ /trunk/en/book/ch01-fundamental-concepts.xml	Thu Aug 18 10:45:28 2011
@@ -623,6 +623,14 @@
          quotation marks at the command line so that your shell treats
          the whole thing as a single argument to the program.</para>

+      <para>There is one notable exception to Subversion's handling of
+        URLs which also applies to its handling of local paths in many
+        contexts, too.  If the final path component of your URL or
+        local path contains an at sign (<literal>@</literal>), you need
+        to use a special syntax—described in
+        <xref linkend="svn.advanced.pegrevs" />—in order to make
+        Subversion properly address that resource.</para>
        <para>In Subversion 1.6, a new caret (<literal>^</literal>)
          notation was introduced as a shorthand for <quote>the URL of
          the repository's root directory</quote>.  For example, you can

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