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From Pierpaolo Fumagalli <p...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/lib xml.jar
Date Mon, 28 Feb 2000 02:49:11 GMT
rubys@us.ibm.com wrote:
> 
> Pier wrote:
> > XERCES include a full free and open-source "do what you want"
> > implementation of the JAXP classes, (the javax.xml.parsers package), so,
> > you can just plug it in your classpath and it'll work.
> > If someone wants to use ProjectX, then, he just need to replace the JAR,
> > and the thing will be done automagically...
> 
> I didn't know that.  Cool!

:) Implemented those right after the public spec got out...

> What I would like to see is if there is general agreement on the course of
> action.  The todos as I see it are:
> 
> 1) add a xerces target to ant's build.xml which will build a minimal
> xml.jar (i.e., excluding everything that is not required).  This target
> will not be a dependency of main.

We're talking about 6 classes, jar size probably 3kb. :) All you need is
the javax.xml.parser classes

> 2) modify ant (and presumably Tomcat) to use javax.xml.parsers

Yeppppp...

> 3) replace xml.jar found in ant with this version for bootstraping
> purposes.

Correct :)

	Pier

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