RE: [xsl] how can I compare two xml files ?

Subject: RE: [xsl] how can I compare two xml files ?
From: "Michael Kay" <mhkay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 15:32:59 +0100
I use James Clark's XML canonicalizer for this purpose, it is (or was) on

You could do it using XSLT if you always use the same processor; my interest
was in comparing the output of different processors.

There's also some kind of canonical comparison done in the XSLTMark

Mike Kay

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> Mengel Andre
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> Subject: [xsl] how can I compare two xml files ?
> Dear XSLT-Experts !
> I want to compare two XML-files in order to test if they have
> the same content. Is it possible to use XSLT in order to solve this
> (I am not an XSLT-Expert) problem ? What I have in mind is to
> transform
> both XML-files by using an XSL-sheet. Then after processing I want to
> compare
> both transformed files byte for byte.
> So the transformation would have to rearrange the attributes
> in a unique
> manner.
> The structure of the xml-files I want to compare is very complex.
> Does that imply that the XSL-file will also be very complex ,
> or is it
> possible to use a kind of standard-transformation without any details
> about the xml-files themselves ?
> Thank you for your efforts
> Best regards
> André Mengel
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