[Tools-discuss] Inexplicable differences in datatracker bibxml files

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Sat, 20 February 2021 16:30 UTC

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The files coming from
"https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/bibxml3/draft-#{namepart}/xml”
(newest version) and
"https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/bibxml3/draft-#{namepart}-#{version}/xml"
(specific version), when #{version} is the most recent one, are almost the same, except:

--- reference.I-D.arkko-farrell-arch-model-t-7258-additions.xml	2021-02-20 17:10:23.000000000 +0100
+++ reference.I-D.draft-arkko-farrell-arch-model-t-7258-additions-01.xml	2021-02-20 17:10:23.000000000 +0100
@@ -2,10 +2,10 @@
 <reference anchor="I-D.arkko-farrell-arch-model-t-7258-additions">
    <front>
       <title>RFC 7258 additions due to evolving Internet thread model</title>
-      <author fullname="Jari Arkko">
+      <author initials="J." surname="Arkko" fullname="Jari Arkko">
 	 <organization>Ericsson</organization>
       </author>
-      <author fullname="Stephen Farrell">
+      <author initials="S." surname="Farrell" fullname="Stephen Farrell">
 	 <organization>Trinity College Dublin</organization>
       </author>
       <date month="August" day="20" year="2020" />

This is a `diff -ub`, because the other inexplicable difference is that draft-…-nn has more of its pretty-XML indentation replaced by HTAB characters, while draft-… (without version number) is somewhat cleaner, but not entirely clean.

(If the files were the same, I could use hardlinks and would need half as many fetches.)

Grüße, Carsten