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From "Antoine Levy-Lambert" <anto...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: What is the difference between a nested element and a nested type?
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2005 13:41:58 GMT
> --- Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht ---
> Von: Eric Tchepannou <mellists@gmail.com>
> An: user@ant.apache.org
> Betreff: Re: What is the difference between a nested element and a nested
> type?
> Datum: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 10:32:51 +0100
> 
> Thanks a lot for that Antoine. That was very clear to me.
> I was able to check at
> http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/bodewig_taskwriters.html
> and I think the correct syntax (at least the one used there) to nest
> types is
> public void addSomething(BaseType t);
this one means :
   - map <something/> to instantiating BaseType
   - and creates the BaseType from the nested element <something/>
> 
> I have been using 
> public void add(BaseType);
> and experience problems with this syntax. I will later rewrite my code
> accordingly and see how it behaves.
> 
> My guess is that public void add(BaseType) is obsolete. I use 1.6.2. I
> am just wondering why the Ant documentation keeps mentioning this...
> 
No, it is not obsolete, but it will only work if you are mapping BaseType to
an XML tag name such as <basetype/> using the <typedef/> task before.

> Eric
> 
Antoine

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