svn:externals not correctly displayed in browser
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Using Trac 0.11b1, svn:externals can be followed using the browser.
However, imagine a directory which only contains links to externals modules (this could be a common use case, putting all external stuff in one place). Then when clicking on the left arrow to expand this folder, the "jquery Loading…" sends back an (empty) directory ! This is correct from a subversion point of view but a bit strange from a user point of view (which is not supposed to know svn internals) and we have to click on the directory name to get the svn:external link displayed.
The proposal should be : creating a particular directory entry icon which could represent an external link. Then, this link would be displayed as a special directory entry and the user would be able to follow this link without being disturbed by an empty dir content.
I put here another thougth as it is linked to my previous description : A great improvement of the svn:externals functionality would be to follow the link within the trac browser if the link target is related to the same repos. Indeed, consider this situation :
- Repos is stored here http://myserver/svn/repos
- The source directoy is http://myserver/svn/repos/project1/
- the target directory is http://myserver/svn/repos/modules/module1
The svn:externals property of http://myserver/svn/repos/project1/ is set to "module1 http://myserver/svn/repos/modules/module1"
Then when following the link in the trac browser http://myserver/trac/browser/project1/module1 , we are redirected to http://myserver/svn/repos/modules/module1 which is correct but which leaves trac pages. As the link is "external" from a svn point of view but "internal" from a trac point of view, the address could be transformed on the fly to http://myserver/trac/browser/modules/module1