[erlang-questions] XML diff

Edmond Begumisa <>
Sat Feb 4 16:17:15 CET 2012


Also note that there is a proposed standard (RFC 5261) that uses XPath for
defining XML patches...

http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5261

Nokia have an open-source C implementation that does both diff and patch.
You could look at that for inspiration...

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xmlpatch/

- Edmond -

On Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:45:02 +1100, Roberto Ostinelli
<> wrote:

> Dear list,
>
> I was wandering if there is some available work done in generating XML
> files diff, obviously in Erlang but this is a broader question.
>
> so, for instance, given these two files:
>
> <root>
>    <entries>
>       <entry>1</entry>
>       <entry>2</entry>
>    <entries>
> <root>
>
> and
>
> <root>
>    <entries>
>       <entry>1</entry>
>       <entry>3</entry>
>    <entries>
> <root>
>
> I'd like to be able to generate some kind of diff file stating that entry
> with value 2 got removed and entry with value 3 added.
>
> I do realize this is a generic questions but I'd like to hear any  
> thoughts
> that you might have.
>
> Thank you,
>
> r.


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