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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: [newbie] How to display values pointed to by refid
Date Sat, 04 May 2002 16:14:02 GMT

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Subject: Re: [newbie] How to display values pointed to by refid

> In case anybody is wondering what the problem/fix was, it is
> even more mysterious. I had supplied catalina.home as
> F:\jwsdp-1_0-ea2 in file. When ant
> processed this file, it stripped "\" character to make
> catalina.home=F:jwsdp-1_0-ea2 (essentially made it relative
> path, instead of absolute path). This relative value was used
> in the creation of a path (pointed to refid compile.classpath).
> Now Windows prefixed current working directory to catalina.home
> value resulting in the "offending entry." Whew! (At least this
> is what I suspect happened. Your reality may be different! :-)
> F:\\jwsdp-1_0-ea2 (an additional "\") in
> file fixed the problem.

not that mysterious; it is the normal behaviour of 

Use forward slashesand all is well

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