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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 1722] New - confusing "doesn't support nested text elements" wording
Date Fri, 11 May 2001 17:47:27 GMT
http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1722

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+ +============================================================================+
+ | confusing "doesn't support nested text elements" wording                   |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |        Bug #: 1722                        Product: Ant                     |
+ |       Status: NEW                         Version: 1.3                     |
+ |   Resolution:                            Platform: All                     |
+ |     Severity: Normal                   OS/Version: All                     |
+ |     Priority:                           Component: Core tasks              |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |  Assigned To: ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org                                   |
+ |  Reported By: Daniel.Barclay@digitalfocus.com                              |
+ |      CC list: Cc:                                                          |
+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
+ |          URL:                                                              |
+ +============================================================================+
+ |                              DESCRIPTION                                   |
+ The wording of the message used to report the bad argument syntax in:
+ 
+   <exec executable="xxx" dir="somedir" >
+     <arg>bad</arg>
+   </exec>
+ 
+ is misleading.  The message says:
+ 
+   Class org.apache.tools.ant.types.Commandline$Argument doesn't support 
+   nested text elements
+ 
+ That makes you think you erroneously included an element of type "text".
+ (Is it very similar to this message:
+ 
+   Class org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.ExecTask doesn't support the 
+   nested "bad" element
+ 
+ for this kind of error:
+ 
+   <exec executable="xxx" dir="somedir" >
+     <bad>bad</bad>
+   </exec>
+ 
+ .)
+ 
+ 
+ The message shouldn't say "text elements," because the extraneous text 
+ is not an XML element.  I believe it should say "character data content."
+ 
+ 
+ (Also, the message would be clearer if it were in terms of what the user
+ deals with (parent XML elements in the build file) instead of internal
+ class names.  That is, something like:
+ 
+    exec.arg doesn't support the nested "bad" element
+ 
+ or:
+ 
+    <exec...><arg...> doesn't support the nested "bad" element
+ 
+ would probably be better than:
+ 
+   Class org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.ExecTask doesn't support the 
+   nested "bad" element
+ 
+ )

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