Testing for changes on a web page (was: how to find difference in number of characters)
debatem1 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 20:21:39 CEST 2010
On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Seebs <usenet-nospam at seebs.net> wrote:
> On 2010-10-09, harryos <oswald.harry at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What I meant by number of characters was the number of edits happened
>> between the two versions..
> Consider two strings:
> Hello, world!
> Yo, there.
> What is the "number of edits happened between the two versions"? It could
> * Zero. I just typed them both from scratch, no editing occurred between
> * Two. Two words are different.
> * Ten or so -- counting changed characters.
> * Three. Two words and a punctuation mark are different.
> In other words, your problem here is that you haven't actually described
> what you want. Slow down. Think! Describe what you want clearly enough
> that any other person who reads your description can always come up with
> the same answer you would for a given set of inputs.
He mentioned L distance earlier, I'm sure he means 'number of edits'
in that context...
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