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Subject Re: Easily compare two XML files (Suggestion for new ant utility)
Date Tue, 20 Aug 2002 18:04:49 GMT

I was not recommending creating a new generic xml diff utility.  I was
talking about convenience functionality that would help unit tests
extending the easily compare XML output
files with expected XML output files.  The description of my particular
case was intended to help provide guidance as to what such a unit test
might encounter.  Isn't this a very ant specific function?

James Lee Carpenter
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> Thanks for all the useful responses.  I didn't expect as many good
> I received.  Quite obviously this must be something everyone else needs
> do as well.

Yes but people failed mostly to see what really means document being
it depends on a lot of parameters and Sascha Coenen reply was perfectly

>  With this amount of interest I now think some sort of XML
> comparison would be a handy method to have available somewhere in the
> package.

It's not Ant purpose to be a repository of utility tools that could be
useful in context A or B.
Code exists outside that does this.

> I would go ahead and make such a XML comparison utility but I am running
> out of time.  I have already spent vastly more time than I expected
> with nasty bugs in the Execute and CVS tasks just to help get my tasks
> working.

Why would you want to make yet another xml diff  ?

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