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From "Chris Greenlee" <CGreen...@demandsolutions.com>
Subject RE: [request] a xalan task for ant2
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2001 21:24:42 GMT

The <style/> task takes care of this already, I believe.  It's
definitely a useful feature.

Cheers,

Chris Greenlee

> -----Original Message-----
> From: philippe.lavoie@cactus.ca [mailto:philippe.lavoie@cactus.ca]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:33 PM
> To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: [request] a xalan task for ant2
> 
> 
> 
> I think I'm too late for asking stuff, but here goes :)
> 
> For my documentation, I often need to 'massage' my xml files, xalan is
> perfect for that. 
> 
> It would be interesting if there was a xalan task that would 
> mimic the xalan
> command line interface.
> 
> In case you are curious, I like to have central files like todo.xml,
> changes.xml, glossary.xml, data_requirement.xml, etc.
> 
> Then inside my other xml files I do things like
> 	<term ref-id="SOAP"/>
> or
> 	<data ref-id="Member"/>
> 
> Each ref-id gets expanded from the value inside the proper 
> document. This
> allows me to have proper .xsl formatting from the tags 
> depending on the
> context. Using document() was way too complex for my taste 
> and completely
> useless when an element had children.
> 
> The resulting .xml files go to stylebook for final output.
> 
> Oh, another use for that is to generate .pdf files from my xml files.
> Stylebook doesn't support pdf output.
> 
> Have fun guys
> 
> Phil
> 
> 
> 

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