RE: Semantic equivalence of xml documents
Another approach regarding the equivalence of XML documents (not semantic though - if that is currently possible at all) have be created by Norman Walsh in his changebar like tool located at http://sourceforge.net/projects/diffmk Note, the tool is only beta. I have not been able to make it work flawlessly when comparing two versions of a DocBook document, but that might be caused incorrect use by me. However, the concept seems promissing. Regards, Jens On Mon, 26 Sep 2005, Paul Spencer wrote: > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Yves Langisch [mailto:lists@l...] > > > okay, to talk about semantic equivalence in general is delicate. In our > > case we have the assumption that if repeteable elements occurs, the > > order is not relevant. We just want to check the presence of data on the > > same level. At the moment we have a stylesheet which orders repeatable > > elements (can be of a complex type) by, for example, the content of the > > first sub-element. When we do this with the two input documents we can > > compare the two output documents by a string comparison (apart from > > possible whitespaces). > > > > Maybe there is a better solution? > > That sounds a reasonable approach. > > You probably need some sort of canonicalisation for your string comparison, > or there are plenty of "XML aware" comparison tools. DeltaXML is one, or XML > Spy has a tool built in. > > Paul Spencer > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php> > >
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