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Doc: clarify contents of packfile sent as URI

Message ID 20210120193657.1807392-1-jonathantanmy@google.com (mailing list archive)
State Accepted
Commit bfc2a36ff2a705223aed3952130f5b6cbffdbfe1
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Series Doc: clarify contents of packfile sent as URI | expand

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Jonathan Tan Jan. 20, 2021, 7:36 p.m. UTC
Clarify that, when the packfile-uri feature is used, the client should
not assume that the extra packfiles downloaded would only contain a
single blob, but support packfiles containing multiple objects of all

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Tan <jonathantanmy@google.com>
 Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt b/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt
index 318713abc3..f7eabc6c76 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt
@@ -37,8 +37,11 @@  at least so that we can test the client.
 This is the implementation: a feature, marked experimental, that allows the
 server to be configured by one or more `uploadpack.blobPackfileUri=<sha1>
 <uri>` entries. Whenever the list of objects to be sent is assembled, all such
-blobs are excluded, replaced with URIs. The client will download those URIs,
-expecting them to each point to packfiles containing single blobs.
+blobs are excluded, replaced with URIs. As noted in "Future work" below, the
+server can evolve in the future to support excluding other objects (or other
+implementations of servers could be made that support excluding other objects)
+without needing a protocol change, so clients should not expect that packfiles
+downloaded in this way only contain single blobs.
 Client design