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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Diff Markup

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You will find a solution to this at [1] below. DeltaXML finds the 
changes and represents these as XML, or you can generate the changes 
yourself (not so easy!).

It handles ordered (which is the default) XML data and unordered, and 
you can specify keys to control correspondence between the elements 
in the two files.

It will also handle 3-way edits, e.g. to synchronize two different 
edit paths or update variants when the base file changes. See [3]

There is an assessment of similar software at [2] which assesses 
speed, accuracy of delta files and ease of integration, based on 
40000 XML files found on the web.

DeltaXML is in the form of a Java API for embedding, and it handles 
large files (50Mb+). It is not free, but of course you can have a 
free evaluation. Do contact me direct for more info.


[1] http://www.deltaxml.com
[2] "A comparative study for XML change detection" 
[3] http://www.deltaxml.com/pdf/merging-xml-files.pdf

At 7:26 pm +0200 12/7/02, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>I need a XML document type that allows me to markup edits to a document
>in order to get a different document, i.e., something like what typical
>diff tools generate for text files, just for and in XML. I was not able
>to find any.
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Robin La Fontaine, Director, Monsell EDM Ltd
DeltaXML: "Change control for XML in XML"
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Email: robin.lafontaine@deltaxml.com      http://www.deltaxml.com


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