XML Diff

Support for our DiffMerge utility.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:21 am
I know this is a bit specialist, but it would be great if there was a better way of doing XML diffs inside DiffMerge. For example the following are the same in my case, but get shown as a difference:
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   <subElement value="Hello"></subElement>

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   <subElement value="Hello" />

More advanced than the first example, but still the same XML are these:
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<myns:test xmlns:myns="http://www.example.com">
  <myns:subElement value="Hello" />

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<test xmlns="http://www.example.com">
  <subElement value="Hello" />

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:47 am
Sorry, but DiffMerge is not an XML-aware application. We've had several
requests for that, but that's just not the direction we're headed.

A quick Google search for "XML diff merge" shows lots of XML-aware tools.
I've not played with the XML diffing/merging of any of them, so I can't
make any recommendations here.

jeff hostetler

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