#2139 XMLs are not compared right under some condition

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2013-04-20
2013-04-11
Liisachan
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Assume you have test1.xml with only one line:
<p><em>Test</em> AAA</p>
...and test2.xml with only one line:
<p><em>Test</em> BBB</p>

My WinMerge says the two files are identical, not seeing the difference between AAA and BBB:
results.png

If I remove DisplayXMLFiles.dll from MergePlugins, everything works fine.

I tried to narrow down which setting is causing this, but so far no luck. I cannot reproduce this on another machine myself, even after exporting-importing the settings. Possibly the problem is gone if I just clean-reinstall WinMerge. Still, I'm going to report this, since it might be showing a potential problem in WinMerge's XML persing, also suggested by [#2083]. Feel free to disregard this, though, if you don't think this is a bug.

I've been having this problem for a while, and 2.14.0 doesn't fix it either. Thank you.

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Bugs: #2083

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  • Liisachan
    Liisachan
    2013-04-11

    Attaching test1.xml

     
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  • Liisachan
    Liisachan
    2013-04-11

    Attaching test2.xml

     
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  • Liisachan
    Liisachan
    2013-04-11

    Attaching results.png. (Can't just attach files? This i/f is worse than before...)

     
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  • Christian List
    Christian List
    2013-04-20

    It looks like you are right.
    The DisplayXMLFiles plugin does indeed have a bug in displaying your example.