Document that 'git svn' will import SVN tags as branches.

Signed-off-by: Sebastian Leske <>
 Documentation/git-svn.txt |    6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-svn.txt b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
index 021fb0e..445b033 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-svn.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
@@ -968,6 +968,12 @@ the possible corner cases (git doesn't do it, either).  
 renamed and copied files is fully supported if they're similar enough
 for git to detect them.
+In SVN, it is possible (though discouraged) to commit changes to a tag
+(because a tag is just a directory copy, thus technically the same as a
+branch). When cloning an SVN repository, 'git svn' cannot know if such a
+commit to a tag will happen in the future. Thus it acts conservatively
+and imports all SVN tags as branches, prefixing the tag name with 'tags/'.

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