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Re: Feature-Request: XML- and OpenOffice.org-file support

From: Mark Parker <mark_at_msdhub.com>
Date: 2005-01-28 22:05:11 CET

Florian Brunner wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a feature request, as I think, it's currently not available in
> subversion:
> Support diff, merge etc. for XML- and OpenOffice.org-files. I know there
> are projects addressing the problem of doing these things with
> XML-files. Once this feature is supported by subversion I think it won't
> be so hard to do this also for OpenOffice.org-files, since they mainly
> consist of zipped XML-files. This is a place where one really could
> benefit from the open XML-based file format of OpenOffice.org.
>
> What do you think?
>
> - Florian

This has been discussed before. When Subversion gets pluggable diff
handlers (see tsvn), then you'll get what you want.

I'll quote myself from the last time around: "The fact that compressed
xml is a well-known proprietary binary format doesn't make it less
proprietary or less binary."

Mark

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