Posts Tagged ‘diffxml’

Why use diffxml?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

I’m the author of the diffxml tool for comparing XML documents. In this post I’d like to explain why you might want to use diffxml to compare XML documents rather than traditional text tools such as the UNIX diff command.

There are two things that diffxml understands that diff doesn’t; the syntax of XML documents (e.g. <br/> is equivalent to <br></br>) and the hierarchical structure they represent. (more…)