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How to remove indents from xml?

 
Angelo Huang
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I have a xml like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<view>
<help>
<block>No.1</block>
<device>USB</device>
</help>
</view>

How could I output the xml to :
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><view><help><block>No.1</block><device>USB</device></help></view>

The reason to output like this is to make the xml comparison passed.
I use org.custommonkey.xmlunit.XMLTestCase.compareXML to compare two xml string, one from Java code, the other from C# code. Now, since there are new line and whitespaces embedded in the Java generated XML, the comparison always failed. Is there any way to output the indent xml to the one string only?
[ May 03, 2008: Message edited by: Angelo Huang ]
 
David O'Meara
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You could use String.replaceAll to remove all \r\n and insert ""
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
You could use String.replaceAll to remove all \r\n and insert ""

Which will only work with Windows files. I'd first replace all \r occurrences with "", then replace all \n occurrences with "". That would handle Mac and Unix files as well.
 
David O'Meara
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In my defense I was being deliberately vague
 
Ilja Preuss
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Seems like you just need to configure XMLUnit correctly: http://xmlunit.sourceforge.net/userguide/html/ar01s03.html#Whitespace%20Handling
 
Angelo Huang
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XMLUnit works well. Thanks.
 
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