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From Dale Anson <>
Subject Re: Basedir not working
Date Tue, 07 Jan 2003 17:25:59 GMT
Could it be that you need a path separator after ${xml-files}?

    <target name="HTML" depends="init">
        <echo message="Converting xml documents into html"/>

Jerome Paul wrote:

>  I'm using xml files that make use of includes and I want to use the style
>task to convert these xml documents to html.  In order for the entities to
>be found by ant I have to use absolute pathnames or really cumbersome
>relative paths.  
>  My latest attempt is to have a build file for each root xml document in
>the same folder (along with the xml files to be included).  I then call
>these build files as sub projects of my main build file and specify the
>folder that contains the build file and the xml documents as the base
>directory.  The files don't get found when I run the build files as sub
>projects but these same build files when run from the command prompt do
> I've tried using xml catalogs to resolve the entities by specifing the
>absolute path and no fatal errors occur when I did this but the entities
>werenot included in translated document.  (xml catalogs arn't what I want to
>use anyway).  I've also tried specifying the basedir attribute of the style
>task and this doesn't work either.  
>I've attached an example of code I'm using
>    <target name="HTML" depends="init">
>        <echo message="Converting xml documents into html"/>
>        <ant 
>            antfile="htmlbuild.xml" 
>            dir="${xml-files}documents"/>
>        <ant
>            antfile="htmlBuild.xml"
>            dir="${xml-files}project/requirements"/>
>    </target>
>Does anyone know how to force ant to use look in the same directory as the
>xml document of entities without having to specify absolute paths or paths
>relative to the main build file?
>Jerome Paul
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