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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Deliverable: odf-diff?

2008/6/21 Sander Marechal <sander.marechal@tribal-im.com>:

> I have a better idea: Perhaps the TC can come up with a spec to "normalize"
> an ODF document? Then the geeks can use a standard XML diff tool (or maybe
> even plain text diff) to spot differences between the normalized version.
> Such normalization tools already exist for e.g. RelaxNG schemes. It's very
> hard to compare to RelaxNG schemes and tell if they're the same. But if you
> normalize both RelaxNG schemes, you can use any standard diff tool to see
> the differences.

Added to the issues at

Give us an idea of what 'normalization' would mean?
Bearing in mind http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-c14n Canonicalization
http://www.jclark.com/xml/canonxml.html from James.


Dave Pawson

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