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From ru...@us.ibm.com
Subject Re: [PATCH] SAX & JAXP -please read
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:05:12 GMT


Craig McClanahan wrote:
>
>As of now (with the xml.jar file removed from the Ant distribution), you
>won't be able to run the current CVS source code for Ant without
downloading
>and installing the JAXP reference implementation, or another
JAXP-compatible
>parser.  Are there any short-term plans to package the nightly or release
>distributions with the appropriate parser so that users don't have to do
ths
>separately?

I don't control the nightly builds, nor do I have a complete understanding
of how they work.

I do think that shipping a parser with the release would be a good idea.
The JAXP reference implemenatation license looks pretty nasty at this point
- IANAL, but redistributing this with Ant may not be permitted.  Xerces
license is clearly compatible, but as of the last official release, JAXP
wasn't supported.

If integrating this function into Ant was premature at this time, let me
know and I will gladly undo the changes.

- Sam Ruby



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