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From Simon Baker <>
Subject xmlproperty - clarification please
Date Wed, 09 Oct 2002 11:32:34 GMT

I am playing around with using an xml file to load properties into my build
file. The xml properties are as follows ....


	<env name="u03">
	<env name="u02">

My ant code looks like:

<project name="play" default="init" basedir=".">

    <target name="init">
		<property name="env" value="u02"/>
		<xmlproperty file="${basedir}/env.xml" 		


In a similar example in the book by Steve Loughran/Erik Hatcher, on page 76
it says that a customer property (aka my env property) can  be overridden at
the command line like: ant -Dcustomer=joes_garage. However, further in the
text it describes a limitation of xmproperty - it handles only the first of
duplicate elements.

So does this mean that my example cannot successfully load the correct
properties based upon the command line, eg. ant -Denv=u02 or ant -Denv=u03?

Certainly i only get the first sibling element, ie. u03 nomatter what i
specify the env property to be .... 

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