Comment 7 for bug 506196

Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
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> Yeah, if there is no .bzr/format file then it makes no sense to do a
> POST request I think. I'm not very familiar with the smart client, so
> I'm not sure how feasible this is.

Well, POST to .bzr/smart can work when there's no .bzr/branch-format in
some cases, so I'm not sure that's right. e.g. consider something like
'bzr log $branch_url/README'. That said it's probably reasonable in
principle to try GET .bzr/branch-format before POST .bzr/smart, but I
fear it'll be pretty awkward in the existing code :/