Autoversioning enables non-technical users to receive the benefits of version
control without having to learn how to use a Subversion client. Generic WebDAV
clients are allowed to write directly to a Subversion repository, and the server
performs the commits silently.
Character encodings are the organization of numeric codes that represent the
characters of a character set in memory. Each character in a language is assigned a
unique pattern of numeric codes. If encoding is not handled correctly, it can cause
problems with Subversion functionality.