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I have an SVN server with an URL like

I'd like to host some non-DAV pages on that server.

Because a different host is not possible because of SSL and a different URL for the repositories would require to relocate all working copies (to which I have no access), I tried to set up a certain path for normal pages:

<Location /review-board/>
    DAV off

I found that I apparently cannot do this because it is explicitely denied - they even have an error message for that: "DAV Off" cannot be used to turn off a subtree of a DAV-enabled location.

Any suggestions?

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If you don't require SSL for the non DAV pages you can configure you DAV server as a virtual host on *:443. Then configure your other site as virtual host on *:80.

Alternatively, you can use additional virtual hosts, although you are likely to get certificate address warnings on SSL for the other site.

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"Requiring" SSL is a delicate question, let's say I'd really like to have it. Maybe I'll just live with the certificate warning. However, I heard of a technique of having the Host header in the SSL or TLS handshaking. I have not yet used it but maybe I can configure it in a way that it's transparent for old SVN clients and will avoid the warning in modern browsers? – AndreKR Feb 27 '11 at 22:57
Note (not only) to myself: It's called SNI. – AndreKR Feb 27 '11 at 23:09
Another possibility is to include the other hostnames as Subject Alternative Name in the certificate. – AndreKR Mar 28 '12 at 16:59

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