A English syntax error in section title

Daniel Shahaf danielsh at apache.org
Tue Nov 14 08:12:33 CST 2017

C. Michael Pilato wrote on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 08:50:06 -0500:
> Well, that section is not actually about blocking of merge tracking, but
> rather about blocking commits made by clients that don't support merge
> tracking.
> The original sentiment is probably one best expressed using hyphens (as in,
> "Blocking Merge-Tracking-Unaware Clients"), but long strings of hyphens are
> generally frowned upon.    I notice that the 1.7 version of the book has
> this title as simply "Blocking Merge-Unaware Clients", which is an
> improvement grammatically, but still fails to reflect the scope of what's
> really happening.
> Maybe we should change the title of that section to reflect the *goal*
> rather than the specific approach.  Perhaps something such as "Preserving
> Mergeinfo Integrity"?

I rather think a negative is appropriate in this case: this section
describes a solution to a specific problem.  ("Preventing 2008-vintage
clients from meddling" would be pretty accurate ☺.)

How about simply "Blocking Incapable Clients"?

@wuzhouhui: I do think a change is warranted: the section title really
isn't very clear (it could be misparsed in other ways, too).



> On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 1:36 AM, wuzhouhui <wuzhouhui14 at mails.ucas.ac.cn>
> wrote:
> > +++ b/trunk/en/book/ch04-branching-and-merging.xml      (working copy)
> > @@ -3178,7 +3178,7 @@ D    src/integer.c
> >      <!-- ===============================================================
> > -->
> >      <sect2 id="svn.branchmerge.advanced.pre1.5clients">
> > -      <title>Blocking Merge Tracking Unaware Clients</title>

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