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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: 'nother question (was: Re: Quick question wrt JAVA_HOME)
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2001 07:57:06 GMT
Diane Holt <> wrote:

> Here's another question... From the "Writing a Simple Buildfile"
> section: Each element of the buildfile can have an id attribute and
> can later be referred to by the value supplied to this. The value
> has to be unique.  What is this referring to?

<task id="sometask" />

The id attribute has the value sometask. You can refer to the
corresponding task object in scripts or other tasks via this name. In
scripts you could do

<script ...>

to set the foo attribute of this particular task instance. In another
task (written in Java) you can access the instance via


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