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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: custom task & 'untouched' xml from build file
Date Fri, 21 Jun 2002 15:44:36 GMT wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out whether ANT is the right tool for a particular
> task.
> I'm writing a test harness that submits XML messages to a server.
> I've read the doc for custom tasks.  It seems that ANT will parse the
> and pass it to your task one 'piece' at a time.  The 'pieces' are things
> like 
> values of attributes, element text, nested elements.
> I would like the top level of my custom task xml to behave exacltly like
> this.
> However, I'd like ANT to pass all nested XML to me in an unaltered form,
> not piece by piece.

Could you use CDATA and pass it as element content? Something like


You get the content of the "message" nested element and send that off to the 


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