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From Nick Chalko <n...@chalko.com>
Subject Re: XDoclet and Ant descriptor generation
Date Sun, 05 Jan 2003 23:44:29 GMT
Erik Hatcher wrote:

> On Sunday, January 5, 2003, at 04:57  PM, Nick Chalko wrote:
>
>> Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:
>>
>>> Yes it works out of the box for me. And it is convincing.
>>> Now I see which javadoc comments will be important in the future.
>>> You will need to tell people how to add external files to the generated
>>> documentation, to add examples, tips, bugs, ...
>>>
>> Why not  * @antdoc.example  snippet="<foo />"
>> *                               description="Generates a default bar"
>>          Lets keep as much as possible in the the source file.
>
>
> Because its a real pain to HTML encode all the <> symbols and its much 
> easier to have an external file with samples clearly formatted and 
> styled in HTML I believe.

Won't xodlet handle the xml excaping for us.  If not we should patch 
xdoclet.

>
> XDoclet's merge points make this a no brainer as far as pulling in 
> some external information into the generated result, and other methods 
> could be used to do something similar after the XDoclet processing.
>
> At this point, my goal is to round out the subtasks for 
> XML/.properties generation for datatypes.  I'm personally not planning 
> on spending much time on making the transformation from XML to 
> something pretty, but I will do whatever I can to get the data out of 
> Ant's .java files into the generated descriptors.  I'm looking for 
> others to jump in and extend what I've done.  There are folks that are 
> much more adept at twisting, bending, and morphing XML into all sorts 
> of other things - have at it!

I understand,  scratch what itches.  someone else will come along and 
take care of the next step.

>
>     Erik
>
>
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