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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 45011] New: Add stronger recommendation to use XALAN with XSLT task for Sun JDK 1.5+
Date Thu, 15 May 2008 17:04:16 GMT

           Summary: Add stronger recommendation to use XALAN with XSLT task
                    for Sun JDK 1.5+
           Product: Ant
           Version: 1.7.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Core tasks

In the documentation for XSLT task and Library Dependencies, please word more
strongly the recommendation to use Xalan library when using Sun JDK 1.5+.

Can you also mention that out-of-the-box JDK 1.5+ will add excessive namespaces
during identity transformation?  It leads to poor resulting documents
readability and in many cases failure to process these documents.  I first
encountered this problem trying to transform default web.xml file that comes
with Tomcat.  After this transformation the Tomcat would not start at all.

I had spent many hours before finding the real culprit: shipped as
default XSLT transformer in 1.5+.

One other good thing to mention is that you need both xalan.jar and
serializer.jar from the xalan distribution.  I mention it here because it was a
source of confusion in discussion of workaround for bug 43981.

My current environment:
OS : Fedora-Core linux: kernel-
Java: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_06-b02)
Ant: 1.7.0
Xalan: 2.7.1

Attached are build.xml, test-style.xslt and test.xml that should be copied into
the same directory in order to reproduce this problem:

Below is the output of identity transformation example:

Here is an original test.xml document:

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8" ?>
<test xmlns="urn:test">

After XSLT identity transformation:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><ns0:test xmlns:ns0="urn:test"
  <ns1:element1 xmlns:ns1="urn:test">
    <ns2:with-text xmlns:ns2="urn:test">text</ns2:with-text>
  <ns3:element2 xmlns:ns3="urn:test">
    <ns4:with-text xmlns:ns4="urn:test">text</ns4:with-text>

Now XSLT transformation after you add xalan.jar and serializer.jar from the
Xalan-J distribution to ${ANT_HOME}/lib
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><test xmlns="urn:test">

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