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xslt + diff question

From: Jakob Fix <jakob.fix@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:42:15 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikQbVsq4UM=p=Xz5e2gcXh_=QJvrmxAc9LR6fOm@mail.gmail.com>
To: xproc-dev@w3.org

Having recognized the superiority of xproc ;) and wanting to wean
myself off ant and friends, I have this first project in mind to apply
my newly acquired knowledge:

To check that modifications to our XSLT stylesheets have no side
effects, I want to be able to run the modified stylesheets against a
control set of input XML files and compare the outputs with previously
generated reference outputs.

Is this a valid use case for xproc?

One other question is this: The stylesheet doesn't generate one output
file but many via result-document (similar to the DocBook chunking
mechanism). Will they be available directly via the xslt output port,
or do I have to do a directory-list step?

One final question: Although there is a compare step it seems to
return only a Boolean. Are there steps that allow for more detailed
results? Should I use exec with a traditional diff engine?

Received on Thursday, 19 August 2010 21:20:24 UTC

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