[PATCH]: ch03: A note to MS office users regarding keyword substitutions
richardcavell at mail.com
Thu Sep 6 10:56:14 CDT 2012
What about something like this?
Keyword substitution is generally only suitable for plain text files. Plain text files are typically used for program source code, and for simple documents such as README files that accompany program source code or executables. A plain text file can be displayed in a terminal window using the cat command on a Unix-like operating system, and read by a human. Microsoft Office documents are generally not stored in plain text, and novice users should not attempt keyword substitution on those files.
----- Original Message -----
From: Walter Klust
Sent: 09/07/12 01:28 AM
To: svnbook-dev at red-bean.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: ch03: A note to MS office users regarding keyword substitutions
Mike, My hope was to have an explicit message to the users who manage office documents with svn. They often are not aware of the binary nature of their documents and are suprised about the results of the keyword substitution or not aware about the dangers. I fear that these users wont probably not recognize that the warning of this added paragraph applies to them. regards Walter On 06.09.2012 16:52, C. Michael Pilato wrote: > I'm with Richard on this one. I've added (in r4299) the following to the end of the summary paragraph about > fixed-length keyword substitution: > > Of course, where binary file formats are concerned, you must always take great care that any keyword substitution > you introduce--fixed-length or otherwise--does not violate the integrity of that format. While it might sound easy > enough, this can be an astonishingly difficult task for most of the popular binary file formats in use today, and > /not/ something to be undertaken by the faint of heart! > > > On 09/05/2012 07:58 PM, Richard Cavell wrote: >> I like the idea of it but it doesn't need to be so long. The basic idea is that MS Office documents, and many other >> file formats, are complicated and must be parsed properly. Keyword substitution on something other than a plain-text >> file is risky business. >> >> Richard >> >>> ----- Original Message ----- >>> >>> From: Walter Klust >>> >>> Sent: 09/06/12 12:08 AM >>> >>> To: svnbook-dev at red-bean.com <mailto:svnbook-dev at red-bean.com> >>> >>> Subject: [PATCH]: ch03: A note to MS office users regarding keyword substitutions >>> >>> >>> >>> Hello, >>> >>> Please find attached a patch für the chapter about keyword substitutions. It is a specific note for users of MS Office >>> who are thinking of using the substitution on their office files. >>> >>> We had support cases regarding this topic; so I felt it couldnt hurt to add this note to the official documentation. >>> >>> regards >>> >>> Walter >>> >>> -- >>> Walter Klust, Director Support >>> >>> fon +49 30 2345 8696, fax +49 30 2345 8695 >>> support +49 30 322 971 300 >>> >>> elego Software Solutions GmbH,http://www.elegosoft.com >>> Building 12 (BIG), Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25, 13355 Berlin, Germany >>> >>> Registered Office: Berlin, VAT Reg No: DE 163214194 >>> Trade Register: District Court Charlottenburg HRB 77719 >>> Managing Directors: Olaf Wagner, Michael Diers >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> svnbook-dev mailing list >> svnbook-dev at red-bean.com <mailto:svnbook-dev at red-bean.com> >> http://www.red-bean.com/mailman/listinfo/svnbook-dev > > > > _______________________________________________ > svnbook-dev mailing list > svnbook-dev at red-bean.com > http://www.red-bean.com/mailman/listinfo/svnbook-dev _______________________________________________ svnbook-dev mailing list svnbook-dev at red-bean.com http://www.red-bean.com/mailman/listinfo/svnbook-dev
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