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Re: Dealing with UTF-16 xml files

From: Dan Shookowsky <dshookowsky_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-05-26 14:44:07 CEST

Thanks everyone for your replies. Is it possible to specify on a per
extension basis (e.g. *.xsd) to use the XML diff?

I'm using SVN with TortoiseSVN and it would be nice to use the default
diff tools for regular text files and the XMLDiff tools for these
problem XML Schemas.

Aside
---------
The project that I'm working on is not mission critical, but I thought
that it would be an interesting opportunity to run Subversion through
its paces and see where it shines and to identify any rubbing points.

My previous experience doesn't include much CVS, just Visual
SourceSafe and Rational ClearCase. I love the fact that SVN works
easily over the web and the fact that you don't *have* to have
reserved checkouts. I'm also pretty happy with the speed of branching
and tagging operations. To the SVN devs: Excellent work. Thank you
very much.

I just got off an 18-month assignment using Rational ClearCase and
that product looks like a complete hack next to Subversion. In it's
defense, CC does have some interesting concepts regarding the ability
to query the repository by property as well as the ability to define
things at a component-level, but we found that one of CC's biggest
selling points, Dynamic Views, constantly left us stuck each time the
server blew up. Services should not display modal message boxes. The
worst part was that even after months of working with the product, it
never seemed to get any easier to understand. Using the online
materials available for Subversion, I had a grasp of the basic
mechanics in a weekend.

On 5/26/05, Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> wrote:
> On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 05:40:09PM +0100,
> Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net> wrote
> a message of 18 lines which said:
>
> > If you were able to find external programs that were,
>
> Since the XML standard (http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204/)
> says "All XML processors MUST accept the UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings",
> every XML diff will work.
>
> For instance, xmldiff (http://www.logilab.org/projects/xmldiff/) has
> no problem and can even compare a file in ASCII with one in UTF-16.
>
> Note: I never tried it with Subversion.
>

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