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From Antoine Levy-Lambert <>
Subject Re: Resource.getURL()
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2006 16:12:56 GMT

Dominique Devienne wrote:
>> > The question is why would you need to get back a URL from a Resource?
>> You need to get a URL from a resource if you want to use the resource as
>> InputSource in XML processing.
>> The URL is used to set the SystemId, in practice to be able to resolve
>> includes, entities, ... which are to be found with a relative path.
> But when you get a StringResource, or PropertyResource, which are
> ficticious Resource impls wrapping a string or the value of an Ant
> property, even if you wrap these into a custom URL, how would you
> resolve URLs relative to these???
I would let getURL() return null for StringResource, PropertyResource,
... all this
> This is the reason why I'm saying that a getURL only makes sense for
> true URLResources only. 
getURL() makes sense for FileResource and ZipResource too.
> Pushing it down to Resource smells wrong to
> me. Even if I'm wrong, it's easier to push it down to Resource
> afterward, based on community experience, rather that putting it there
> in the first place IMHO. --DD
I can wait.



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