I was thinking about this, does it require a schema-aware parser (say Saxon PE) ?
I would presume so.
On 23/12/2010 12:29, David Lee wrote:
I've run into an age-old issue but I don’t see any off-the-shelf solutions for.
Suppose I have 2 XML documents I want to compare (not diff, just give me yes/no are they equivalent).
This is pretty simple to do even with things like ignoring whitespace options etc. Many tools out there, including one I wrote
Now here's the twist …
Suppose I want to compare for XSD data model equivalence, not XDM equivalence ?
Without type annotation these are different.
they should compare equal.
The XPath 2.0 deep-equal() function appears to do what you want here: it compares the typed values of the elements rather than their string values.