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Re: Html diff tools summary

From: Lauren Wood <lauren@textuality.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 08:57:41 -0800
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I use CSDiff (http://www.componentsoftware.com/csdiff/intro.htm) 
because it also diffs XML files. Windows only, but seems to work 
quite well. Freeware.

cheers,

Lauren

On 21 Jan 2003 at 16:23, boyera stephane wrote:

> 
> Greetings,
> 
> One editor in my group was looking for a good html diff tool, so I asked
> inside W3C who was using what.
> Here are the summary of all answers I got
> (except that it seems that html group is using one, but didn't find any
> link to it)
> 
> perhaps we should send this summary to chairs ?
> Stephane
> 
> --From Bert Bos (w3c)
> Use mine.
> Source code is at: http://www.w3.org/2003/01/BB_htmldiff-0.3.tar.gz
> (The compiler may give an error about a non-existing i18n directory, but
> you can ignore that.)
> 
> If you don't mind losing NS4 (which doesn't understand DEL/INS), my
> preferred invocation is as follows:
> 
>     htmldiff -i -w '<del>' -x '</del>' -y '<ins>' -z '</ins>' a.html
> b.html
> 
> Without the options it compares case-sensitively and uses SPAN in
> addition to DEL/INS.
> 
> Bert
> --
> --From Hugo Haas (w3c)
> I have been using a mix of tidy and htmldiff. An example:
> 
>   Old version: http://www.w3.org/2002/11/chor-proposal
>   New version: http://www.w3.org/2003/01/wscwg-charter.html
>   Diff: http://www.w3.org/2003/01/wscwgc-diff.html
>   Makefile: http://www.w3.org/2003/01/Makefile-wscwghtmldiff
> 
> Htmldiff: http://www.componentsoftware.com/Products/HTMLDiff/
> --
> --From Susan Lesch (w3c)
> I use BBEdit's diff that is built in to the paid version [1].
> 
> In emergencies, I have downloaded two revisions from CVS, Tidy'd them,
> and then compared with BBEdit diff. That happens when Amaya or another
> tool reformats a whole page, sometimes for a minor edit to one line.
> 
> [1] http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/index.shtml
> --
> 
> --From Luu Tran (sun)
> http://wwws.sun.com/software/xml/developers/diffmk/
> --
> 
> --From Rigo Wenning (w3c)
> A good tool to use (in KDE) is kompare http://bruggie.dnsalias.org/
> 
> It is really nice as it uses colors to match the things not changed and
> the things changed. I found it the best thing on diff I've seen so far.
> 
> Best, 
> 
> Rigo
> --
> 

Lauren

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Lauren Wood, Chair, XML 2003
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