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Revisions tracking - accept/reject functionality for HTML documents

Sergei ILIN

Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 1
Hi there,

Not sure of the best location for this question but since it is likely an intermediary type of inquiry, I�ll post it here.

Does anybody have any experience with track changes functionality for HTML documents?

What we are trying to do is to provide the functionality to the users so that they can view what changes have been made to different parts of textual content within HTML/XML files (e.g. MS Word supports this with its documents).

There are 2 approaches:
1. To compare 2 versions of the documents (similar functionality is inside MS Word, Tools-> Track Changes - > Compare documents).
2. To track changes directly inside the document (MS Word, see Tools-> Track Changes)

We tested many components but what we found is that some of them can compare versions of HTML (or XML) documents i.e. Approach 1, but do not provide Accept or Reject functionality i.e. Approach 2, which is functionality that we really need.

We have tried developing our own functionality, but have run into problems, and I would be most interested if anybody has any experience here.
Alternatively, does anybody know of any company that sells such a component providing API for track changes that we could integrate into our solution � XHTML, JavaScript, ASP / ASP.NET at front end and SQL Server at the back end.

Many thanks,
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24193


Welcome to JavaRanch!

We have a forum for questions about version control tools here, and a forum for General Computing questions that don't fit anywhere else here, but this particular forum is for intermediate questions about the Java programming language; your question specifically mentions a competing technology, so this is really off-topic here.

I'm going to move this to our "General Computing" forum. Go look for it there!

[Jess in Action][AskingGoodQuestions]
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