Author rhettinger
Recipients dfrojas, eli.bendersky, nedbat, rhettinger, scoder, serhiy.storchaka, taleinat, vstinner
Date 2018-11-10.16:05:07
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> I'm checking that my XML generating code is producing the right XML.

ISTM that the coverage tests as currently written aren't good tests.  Why not update the tests to check the generated XML is what the code asked it to generate?  Otherwise, the tests are relying on a non-guaranteed implementation detail. 

Alternatively, use c14n.Canonicalize[1] which implements standard compliant cross-language canonicalization (as opposed to non-guaranteed ad-hoc comparison which just happens to work).

[1] https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-c14n/

Note with attribute order preservation, code now has the ability to produce exactly the XML it wants to produce.  The explicit intention of the user is honored.
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