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From peter reilly <peter.rei...@corvil.com>
Subject Re: FYI: article on IBM about Ant & XSL
Date Fri, 12 Sep 2003 08:14:49 GMT
On Friday 12 September 2003 08:48, Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:
> Source: Mailinglist: IBM developerWorks technology, Issue 36 - 2003 Sep 11
>
> ::: Enhance Ant with XSL transformations :::
>
> Ant is a powerful tool for scripting build processes. When combined
> with XSLT, Ant's power and flexibility increase dramatically.  Here,
> IBM developer Jim Creasman explains and illustrates this concept using
> real world examples from his previous experience.
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-antxsl/?ca=dnt-436
>
>
>
> Extract: how to manage the similar (but not identical) build processes for
> several projects?
>
> "Think of the process as an equation:
> local targets + default targets + style sheet = build script
>
> The local targets are contained in the primary XML file input to the
> transformation. It reads the default targets from a secondary input
> document and merges the results, giving preference to the local script
> during the merge process."
>
>
> Interesting article - but I think we can do that with <import>.

Actually, they mention a proposed <for> task which
is very much like ant-contrib's <foreach> task.

Peter


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