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Re: Linear time XML treediff

On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Christian Nentwich wrote:

> since I'm unable to find a better forum for making this public: I've
> put up a free implementation of a simple linear time diff algorithm
> that compares two DOM trees and gives you the result.

I notice that the tools provided treat whitespace at the front or back
of the text content of an element as insignificant.  For example,
running the testsuite through diff and merge ends up with 

           <Z>      Testing 1 2 3      </Z>

where the original had

         Testing 1 2 3

Is this intentional?  Is it appropriate, given what section 2.10 of the
XML recommendation [1] says about whitespace handling?

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xml-20001006#sec-white-space

Bob Kline