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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISC] XML issues
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2001 08:41:47 GMT
At 06:36  2/4/01 +1000, Peter Donald wrote:
>At 10:23  2/4/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>Peter Donald <donaldp@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>>>* a built-in mechanism to include build-file fragments - something
>>>>  that doesn't use SYSTEM entities at all and therefore is XSchema
>>>>  friendly, allows for property expansions ...
>>> 
>>> -1
>>> Not needed as far as I can see given templating/scoping.
>>
>>
>>Let's say templating doesn't make it into the core, how would scoping
>>solve the "I want to include an XML snippet but not use a DOCTYPE
>>decl"?
>>
>>Importing from other projects might be an option.
>
>Yep - if templating does not make it in (but I am sure at least xslt
>templating will) then I would +1 an include/import (aswell as those
>antapply/javapply tasks).

Let me rephrase that - if sufficently versatile templating doesn't make
static templating a viable option then I don't mind java/ant-apply.
(Because isn't import/include just a specialised static templating rule).
Cheers,

Pete

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