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From Anand Krishniyer <>
Subject Re: how to resolve a path from a XML file (XMLTask)
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:41:32 GMT
Okay let me explain a bit more.
I have to read a path from an XML. The XML is constructed by somebody 
else and he/she knows the path relative to a root dir only.
So the path in the XML can be ${myapp1.dir}/common/jsp.

The build script that reads this XML can resolve this myapp1.dir dir.

So is it possible to use a variable in the XML and resolve the entire 
path after getting the path from the XML.

Any pointers would be helpful.


Anand Krishniyer wrote:

> Hi
> I am trying to read a path from an XML file.
> For e.g here is an XML
> <a>
>    <b src="${myapp1.dir}/common/jsp" target="${myapp2.dir}/common/jsp"/ >
>    <b src="${myapp3.dir}/common/jsp" target="${myapp4.dir}/common/jsp"/ >
> </a>
> And the section of the ant build file looks like this
>    <loadproperties srcFile="c:/myappdir/conf/sbm.conf"/>
>        <xmltask source="myXMLFile.xml">                  <call 
> path="a/b" target="package-Resources" inheritAll="true" 
> inheritRefs="true">
>                <param name="src" path="@src"/>                        
> </call>
>        </xmltask>
> The values of the variables myapp1.dir, myapp2.dir, myapp3.dir, 
> myapp4.dir are available in the sbm.conf file and are loaded 
> correctly. When I read the src from the xml file, the full patch for 
> ${src}doesn't get resolved. The ${src} remains as 
> ${myapp1.dir}/common/jsp. How to resolve this a correct path?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Regards
> Anand
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