On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra(a)baylink.com> wrote:
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From: "Daniel Kinzler"
On 05.01.2011 05:25, Jay Ashworth wrote:
I believe the snap reaction here is "you
haven't tried to diff XML,
A text-based diff of XML sucks, but how about a DOM based (structural)
Sure, but how much more processor horsepower is that going to take.
Scale is a driver in Mediawiki, for obvious reasons.
I suspect that diffs are relatively rare events in the day to day WMF
processing, though non-trivial.
That said, and as much of a fan of some sort of conceptually object
oriented page data approach... DOM? Really??
We're not trying to do 99% of what that does; we just need object /
element contents, style and perhaps minimal other attributes, and
order within a page.
-george william herbert