RE: Testing 2 XML documents for equality - a solution
> Thanks a lot Mike for your observations.. I propose > this code to solve the attribute ordering problem you > cited (for both the documents). > > <xsl:for-each select="$doc1//@*"> > <xsl:sort select="." /> > > i.e. adding a xsl:sort instruction in the for-each > loop. This shall solve this problem! No, you need to sort on the attribute name. Two attributes can have the same value in which case their respective order is still unpredictable. > *I feel my stylesheet caters to a large subset of > Canonical XML definition (I guess about 70-90%). Can > you please comment on my this claim? * I've no idea what the claim means. Are you saying that your algorithm will give the same answer as a canonicalized comparison 70%-90% of the time? If not, what are you saying? Michael Kay http://www.saxonica.com/
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