[svnbook] r3897 committed - * src/en/book/ch06-server-configuration.xml...

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Revision: 3897
Author:   cmpilato at gmail.com
Date:     Thu Jul  7 13:48:46 2011
Log:      * src/en/book/ch06-server-configuration.xml
   Add warning about case-insensitive comparison of authz access file
   section headers, with a note to remove this again in the 1.7
   version.  (See issue #22.)


--- /trunk/src/en/book/ch06-server-configuration.xml	Thu Jul  7 07:25:44  
+++ /trunk/src/en/book/ch06-server-configuration.xml	Thu Jul  7 13:48:46  
@@ -3190,7 +3190,20 @@

      <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>
+    <!-- TODO: This was fixed in Subversion 1.7: it does
+         case-sensitive comparison against the section headers. -->
+    <warning>
+      <para>Subversion treats 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.  Use lower case for
+        the contents of the section headers in your access
+        file.</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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