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Testing Document Equivalence

Michael Zellmann
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Joined: Dec 17, 2004
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I would like to compare two XML Documents to determine if they are equivalent. I am trying to rewrite software that crates the documents and want to see if I am achieving the same results as the former approach. I know my approach will have different white space and also a different order of attributes within an element. However, I want to assure that each node has the same parent, children and siblings, and that each element has the same attributes.

I can imagine writing my own code to traverse the tree and determine equivalence, but I was hoping there to use existing code to achieve this.

Is anything like this available ?
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Such tools exist; google for "xmldiff".


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