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Text::Diff::HTML(3)   User Contributed Perl Documentation  Text::Diff::HTML(3)

       Text::Diff::HTML	- XHTML	format for Text::Diff::Unified

	   use Text::Diff;

	   my $diff = diff "file1.txt",	"file2.txt", { STYLE =>	'Text::Diff::HTML' };
	   my $diff = diff \$string1,	\$string2,   { STYLE =>	'Text::Diff::HTML' };
	   my $diff = diff \*FH1,	\*FH2,	     { STYLE =>	'Text::Diff::HTML' };
	   my $diff = diff \&reader1,	\&reader2,   { STYLE =>	'Text::Diff::HTML' };
	   my $diff = diff \@records1,	\@records2,  { STYLE =>	'Text::Diff::HTML' };
	   my $diff = diff \@records1,	"file.txt",  { STYLE =>	'Text::Diff::HTML' };

       This class subclasses Text::Diff::Unified, a formatting class provided
       by the Text::Diff module, to add	XHTML markup to	the unified diff
       format. For details on the interface of the "diff()" function, see the
       Text::Diff documentation.

       In the XHTML formatted by this module, the contents of the diff
       returned	by "diff()" are	wrapped	in a "<div>" element, as is each hunk
       of the diff.  Within each hunk, all content is properly HTML encoded
       using HTML::Entities, and the various sections of the diff are marked
       up with the appropriate XHTML elements. The elements used are as

       o   "<div class="file">"

	   This	element	contains the entire contents of	the diff "file"
	   returned by "diff()". All of	the following elements are subsumed by
	   this	one.

	   o   "<span class="fileheader">"

	       The header section for the files	being "diff"ed,	usually
	       something like:

		 --- in.txt    Thu Sep	1 12:51:03 2005
		 +++ out.txt   Thu Sep	1 12:52:12 2005

	       This element immediately	follows	the opening "file" "<div>"

	   o   "<div class="hunk">"

	       This element contains a single diff "hunk". Each	hunk may
	       contain the following elements:

	       o   "<span class="hunkheader">"

		   Header for a	diff hunk. The hunk header is usually
		   something like:

		     @@	-1,5 +1,7 @@

		   This	element	immediately follows the	opening	"hunk" "<div>"

	       o   "<span class="ctx">"

		   Context around the important	part of	a "diff" hunk. These
		   are contents	that have not changed between the files	being

	       o   "<ins>"

		   Inserted content, each line starting	with "+".

	       o   "<del>"

		   Deleted content, each line starting with "-".

	       o   "<span class="hunkfooter">"

		   The footer section of a hunk; contains no contents.

	   o   "<span class="filefooter">"

	       The footer section of a file; contains no contents.

       You may do whatever you like with these elements	and classes; I highly
       recommend that you style	them using CSS.	You'll find an example CSS
       file in the eg directory	in the Text-Diff-HTML distribution. You	will
       also likely want	to wrap	the output of your diff	in its own element (a
       "<div>" will do)	styled with "white-space: pre".

See Also

       This module is stored in	an open	GitHub repository
       <>. Feel	free to	fork and

       Please file bug reports via GitHub Issues
       <> or by sending mail to <>.

       David E.	Wheeler	<>

       Currently maintained by the developers of The Perl Shop <>.

Copyright and License
       Copyright (c) 2005-2011 David E.	Wheeler. Some Rights Reserved.

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

perl v5.32.0			  2020-08-09		   Text::Diff::HTML(3)

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