[PATCH]: ch03: A note to MS office users regarding keyword substitutions
walter.klust at elego.de
Thu Sep 6 10:28:05 CDT 2012
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.
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.
>>> ----- 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
>>> 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.
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