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From "Steve Loughran" <stev...@iseran.com>
Subject Re: handling external resources
Date Wed, 11 Sep 2002 16:25:45 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Craeg K Strong" <cstrong@arielpartners.com>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: handling external resources


> Our requirements are quite different, but I bet there is a design for an
> <xmldatatype> that could satisfy both requirements.  If the data type
> represented a DOM, then perhaps it could also provide some
> kind of XPath support.  That way you could grab the value of a
> node out of it:
>
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> ...
>
>    <deployset>foo</deployset>
> ...
>
> using an XPath expression.  Is that what you were thinking?
> That would be very useful IMHO.
>
> Of course, at first none of the existing Ant tasks would know
> about this new datatype,
> but we could retrofit them one at a time (xmlvalidate, xslt, etc.)
>
> Sounds like a good idea to me.  If other ant-dev-ers agree, then
> we should try to pick a good user API (the name of the datatype and
> the attributes).
>


Didnt Ovidiu P. do something like this for his AntFarm work on sourceforge?
Try involving him?


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