Differentiate XML and Code differences in the comparison
I would find it very useful if the comparison result highlighted if the difference was in the XML or the Code (or both) for each item. This would especially save time when there are a lot of differences.
Thanks for the suggestion Celio.
We think this should be possible to do and are doing some background work into how to manage and display this. More details to come soon.
Phil Spenceley commented
I've noticed that some Metadata files have different XML between orgs while the content is actually the same (the XML just has elements in a different sequence). Because the Metadata API doesn't always enforce a sequence for some metadata types, perhaps you could implement an XML sort before a compare to ensure elements are always in the same sequence?
Celio Nelson commented
Thanks, xml and code differences being mixed together really is slowing us down right now. That improvement would help us a lot!