--On Thursday, August 01, 2002 10:13:29 PM -0400 Shane Hathaway 

> It's really only a theoretical problem.  To store the extra data about
> folderish objects, you can save the data in a hidden file called, for
> example, ".properties".  The theoretical problem is that someone might
> give an object that name, since it's perfectly legal.  In practice, you
> can just prevent people from creating Zope objects with a name that starts
> with a dot.  99% of the users won't mind at all, and those that do can
> use two dots instead. :-)

Doesn't Subversion support versioned emi-arbitrary properties for objects?
If so, much common metadata could be expressed as properties, saving
special maybe hidden files for the complex and uncommon cases.

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