RevXml: A Tool For The Tracking Of Revision of XML/ SGML/ XHTML-Tagged Documents and Data
Uffelte, The Netherlands. October 13, 2002.
Palstar Document Management and Language Engineering announces the release of her latest software tool RevXml. The tool tracks all changes between two XML documents or data. It takes into account the tree structure of the document, the attributes and the text in between the XML-tags. The basic unit of a text may be a character, a word, a sentence or the complete text in between two tags. The software generates revision markers (indicating addition, deletion and change) in the revised document, which themselves take the form of additional XML tags or arbitrary strings to be defined by the user. The enriched revised document is meant to be further processed by XML based systems. No DTD is required. Essentially, the tool operates on any tree-structured or flat file, including XML, XHTML and SGML files. The value of attributes may play a role in the decision to compare two elements.
RevXml functions as "middleware" and is an embeddable technology. For instance, an XML Editor may use it to visualize the revisions between two XML documents. A Document Management System will be able to store the deltas and a Publishing System may generate exact revision bars.
About Palstar bv
Palstar bv is based in The Netherlands and offers services and tools in the field of document and language technology. We are highly specialized in the development of tools for automatic translation and for XML up-conversion. Furthermore we offer consultancy and training courses in XML. The quality of our work is based on 25 years of experience in academic and industrial research and consultancy.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive.