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From "Chappell, Simon P" <>
Subject RE: Documentation question
Date Mon, 29 Apr 2002 22:39:11 GMT
I have a full version of Acrobat 5.05 and will look closer into manually producing a version
in the interim. I'll start with 1.4.1 and plan to do the same for 1.5.x


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Loughran []
>Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 2:06 PM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: Re: Documentation question
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Dominique Devienne" <>
>To: "'Ant Users List'" <>
>Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 11:45 AM
>Subject: RE: Documentation question
>> I'm not the best person to answer this particular question, but ANT's
>> documentation is not generated from Javadocs, but from XML doc files
>> transformed by something (xdoc?) to HTML.
>not yet, right now, it is simple HTML
>> ANT code also has Javadocs of
>> course, but until recently this API documentation was never 
>"published" on
>> the official web site. One had to generate it from CVS sources.
>> So to come back on the original question, you would either 
>have to enable
>> conversion of the XML documentation to PDF using XSLT/FOP 
>(might not be
>> easy... I have no clue if it's even possible), or convert it 
>to something
>> (MIF) that can already be easily converted to PDF, or 
>finally post-process
>> the generated HTML in some way.
>If we had XML documentation, then cocoon could create the docs 
>and all would
>be well. But we dont so you cant.
>The Ant1.6 plan is to use xdoc to create all the ant task 
>documentation from
>special javadoc tags in the source files, by way of xdoclet; 
>once we also
>move any other files to XML then all the docs will be in a 
>format that you
>can fiddle with to your hearts content.
>This will not be in Ant1.5; if you want a PDF version then you 
>will have to
>use acrobat or something similar.
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