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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Including build files - bug ID 537
Date Thu, 07 Dec 2000 15:42:10 GMT
Zack Grossbart <> wrote:

> The XML include mechanism that Stefan suggested is very tempting.  I
> never knew about this mechanism and can't find any reference to it
> in the XML 1.0 specification.  Is there a newer version of XML that
> Ant is supporting, or is this feature specific to Ant's XML parser.

Neither nor, it's SGML legacy so to speak. Newer XML ideas would say
"don't use this" as it requires a DTD (at least an implicit one) and
doesn't work well with XML Schema - actually it doesn't - XInclude
would be the way to go.

> I'm assuming that Ant is using a derivative of the Xerces XML
> parser, but I could be wrong.

It uses any JAXP 1.0 parser, including Xerces. All it uses ATM is SAX1
and DOM1.


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