Subject: Re: [xsl] Testing 2 XML documents for equality - a solution|
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 06:03:36 +1000
Hi Mukul, On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 04:36:32 -0800 (PST), Mukul Gandhi <mukul_gandhi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Dimitre, > I am really not good at mathematics at this level. I > did studied about relations like "symmetric, reflexive > and transitive" time back. But I did so just to score > grades. I had no idea then their practical use.. It is > indeed enlightening for me to know they have real > practical use (in XML & XSLT!). I cannot define my > problem in these terms.. As my knowledge is limited. This confirms the conclusion that here we see attempts at offering a solution to a problem that is not well defined. How can we then judge the solution? > > I would be happy if you can define in these precise > terms the problem I am trying to solve(based on my > earlier posts to this thread). Impossible. > I'll keep it as a > reference for future use. I defined the problem (I am > trying to solve) from an average programmer's point of > view.. And I think that it is quite understandable to > an average programmer ;) A number of very wise people already explained why this is difficult to define -- they also found holes in your definition (and understanding) of the problem. These people obviously are not average programmers. Cheers, Dimitre Novatchev.