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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: Worst Error Message?
Date Mon, 01 Aug 2011 05:19:39 GMT
On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 11:33 PM, Rafael Heise <> wrote:
> Ok. I'll try to explain how HTTP protocols works.
> There are some protocols to make the internet work properly, and we call it
> HTTP PROTOCOL. So, when you are working with HTTP protocol you HAVE TO obey
> this protocols, so ANY client can read it and the client will understant it.
> As you can read on this website:
> you can see in the
> section 10.4.4 that the error 403 is the error message when an authorization
> is necessary.

And that's all fine. It's somewhat confusing for clients. It would
seem perfectly reasonable for the HTTP client, in this case
subversion, to give a more meaningful message. Since this error is
particularly common with subversion commit operations, perhaps a
followup saying "perhaps you lack write permission?" to go with such
HTTP error messages would seem very reasonable.

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