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       Test::XML - Compare XML in perl tests


         use Test::XML tests => 3;
         is_xml( '<foo />', '<foo></foo>' );   # PASS
         is_xml( '<foo />', '<bar />' );       # FAIL
         isnt_xml( '<foo />', '<bar />' );     # PASS
         is_well_formed_xml('<foo/>');               # PASS
         is_well_formed_xml('<foo>');                # FAIL


       This module contains generic XML testing tools.  See below for a list of other modules
       with functions relating to specific XML modules.


       is_xml ( GOT, EXPECTED [, TESTNAME ] )
           This function compares GOT and EXPECTED, both of which are strings of XML.  The
           comparison works semantically and will ignore differences in syntax which are
           meaningless in xml, such as different quote characters for attributes, order of
           attributes or empty tag styles.

           Returns true or false, depending upon test success.

       isnt_xml( GOT, MUST_NOT_BE [, TESTNAME ] )
           This function is similar to is_xml(), except that it will fail if GOT and MUST_NOT_BE
           are identical.

       is_well_formed_xml( XML [, TESTNAME ] )
           This function determines whether or not a given XML string is parseable as XML.

       is_good_xml ( XML [, TESTNAME ] )
           This is an alias for is_well_formed_xml().


       There are several features of XML::SemanticDiff that may suprise you if you are not aware
       of them.  In particular:

       ·   Leading and trailing whitespace is always stripped, even in elements with character

       ·   Whitespace inside character content is always stripped down to a single space.

       ·   In mixed content elements (ie: an element with both text and elements beneath it), all
           text is treated as a single value.

       ·   The order of elements is ignored.


       Test::XML::SAX, Test::XML::Twig.

       Test::More, XML::SemanticDiff.


       Dominic Mitchell, <cpan2 (at)>


       Copyright 2002 by semantico

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.