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Re: How to treat XML files checked into CVS

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: How to treat XML files checked into CVS
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:20:19 -0700

On Apr 15, 2008, at 4:48 PM, Arthur Barrett wrote:
They are text, but UNICODE, which CVS can't handle properly, so you
are better off to deal with them as binary.

Has anyone come up with a viable diff/merge tool for XML?

I use WinMerge which works quite well and has both a 'XML' view mode and a 'plain text' view mode, however it does not validate the resulting XML
to a schema.

Hmmmm. I should have qualified my question: Are such tools widely available on all of the platforms on which users are likely to run CVS?

If the answer is "yes" then there might be an argument to reopen the topic of representing file types in the repository, and applying the proper merge tools for the types of data.

Feasibility of this was demonstrated in the second half of September, 2001 but was largely ignored.

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