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XML-Compare v0.02
Test-XML-Compare v0.02
======================
These two modules help enable you to check if two XML documents are
semantically the same. Some other modules try this but don't check
namespaces. These modules check that the namespaces of each element (if
defined) even if they are mapped to different prefixes.
The XML::Compare module export the same(), is_same() and is_different()
functions. The latter two return true or false (but no reason why) whereas the
former returns true but throws an exception containing reasoning information if
different. The latter _could_ be used as an assert statement in your code.
The Test::XML::Compare modules enable you to use is_xml_same() and
is_xml_different() functions in your unit tests as you would usually use
Test::More et al.
EXAMPLE XML COMPARISON
======================
For example, the following two documents should be considered semantically
equal:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<message xmlns="urn:message" type="simple">
<!-- comment node -->
<content>Hello, World!</content>
</message>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<msg:message xmlns:msg="urn:message" type="simple">
<!-- comment node -->
<msg:content>Hello, World!</msg:content>
</msg:message>
Currently, far more complicated tests are being performed but this gives a
small example of how different XML documents might be considered semantically
the same.
INSTALLATION
============
To install this module type the following:
perl Makefile.PL
make
make test
make install
DEPENDENCIES
============
This module requires these other modules and libraries:
XML::LibXML (>= 1.70)
Test::Simple (Test::More/Test::Builder -- core)
AUTHOR, COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
=============================
Written by Andrew Chilton:
* andychilton@gmail.com
* andy@catalyst.net.nz
Hacked on by Sam Vilain:
* sam@vilain.net
* samv@catalyst.net.nz
This software development is sponsored and directed by New Zealand Registry
Services, http://www.nzrs.net.nz/
The work is being carried out by Catalyst IT, http://www.catalyst.net.nz/
Copyright (c) 2009, NZ Registry Services. All Rights Reserved. This software
may be used under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. Note that this
license is compatible with both the GNU GPL and Artistic licenses. A copy of
this license is supplied with the distribution in the file COPYING.txt.
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