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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-ant/src/main/org/apache/tools/ant/taskdefs XmlProperty.java
Date Thu, 09 Jan 2003 08:49:10 GMT


Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On 9 Jan 2003, <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>>  Don't fail if the file doesn't exist in <xmlproperty>
> 
> This breaks backwards compatibility with 1.5, some people might rely
> on the failure in the first place.
> 
> Should we add an attribute (like ignoremissingfile with false being
> the default) to switch between 1.5 and this behavior?  Name
> suggestions?

Actually I think that it fixes a bug, rather than be a RFE, since it 
aligns behaviour with the normal property task.

I don't think this is relied on, rather the opposite: people will start 
relying on it not failing.

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Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
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