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Subject: Re: [boost] Line endings fixes
From: Jürgen Hunold (jhunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-07 14:21:05

Hi John,

On Wednesday, 7. August 2013 16:04:31 John Maddock wrote:
> > John, as I outlined in the original post to the list, having them set
> > to binary mime type causes issues due to the inconsistent line endings
> > of some SVG files.
> > While image/svg+xml is correct for serving the files in a webpage,
> > it's not really a good choice for storing in a repository.
> Sorry I missed the original message. I don't really care what it's set to
> as long as I can point the browser to:
> and
> see the image, not the XML.

Well, please take a look at the conversion result at

It seems that github delivers the source. You may want to open an extra thread
for this,

> Sorry, but what problem does mixed line endings in these actually cause?

Well, the files get converted to the platforms native line ending on git clone
using the .gitattributes files or so. In the end, this leads to modified files
immediately after the clone, which is undesirable.

> They're intended to be viewed as images, they should never be edited as
> source as they're script generated.

Well, then why have they mixed eols? Can the script be fixed? And I guess I can
edited them using inkscape ;-)

Okay, I'll think about it. But the safest way would be to just correct the
eols and leave the mime-type as-is.

What happens to github is another story.



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