[RFC] <link rel> support for bazaar?

Matthieu Moy Matthieu.Moy at imag.fr
Thu Aug 31 07:36:02 BST 2006

Aaron Bentley <aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca> writes:

> John Arbash Meinel wrote:
>> Actually, I think the plan is for me to get of my butt and get redirects
>> working. And then Launchpad will implement such that a request for:
>> https://launchpad.net/people/v-ladeuil/+branch/bzr.webdav/trunk/.bzr/branch-format
>> Will redirect to the correct location.
> I am glad that there's a solution planned for Launchpad.  Still, <link
> rel> support could be handy for users who don't have control over redirects.

In both cases, it would be nice to avoid having to pay this round trip
for _each_ operation. I think things like push_location, parent, ...
should use the actual redirected URL. Like my browser rewrites
www.launchpad.net into launchpad.net without "www".

About <link rel>, I'm not sure I like it. Already, people are confused
because opening a branch URL in their browser doesn't show what they
expect (it can be a « permission denied » if directory listing is
denied), they might be even more confused if loading
URL/.bzr/branch-format doesn't work either.

I find it good for someone who knows it, but confusing for beginners.


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