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From "Beims Bob-RWBC70" <>
Subject ReplaceRegExp installation / invocation help
Date Tue, 07 Nov 2006 14:57:44 GMT
Sorry for the newbie question ... I didn't find a search option @ and 30+ minutes with
Google couldn't help me find what I'm looking for ...

I'm trying to use the ReplaceRegExp ant task in a build file with the
DITA Open Toolkit ( That should tell
you that I'm *not* a Java developer; I know just enough about Ant to be

I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong in my installation ... here's
what I've done to try and get ReplaceRegExp to work:

   1. read the info @
   2. downloaded the jakarta-oro-2.0.8.jar and jakarta-regexp-1.4.jar
   3. placed the class packages in my /ant/lib directory
   4. included the code below at the end of my dita2xhtml target

<property name="ant.regexp.regexpimpl"
<replaceregexp flags="g">
  <regexp pattern="(&lt;img
  <substitution expression="&lt;embed src=\&quot;$2\&quot;
p_name}" includes="**/*.html"/>

(What I'm attempting to do is wrap SVG files in embed tags rather than
an img tags ... I've tested the regular expression with a GREP utility
and it does what I want.)

When I execute the target, the XHTML transform executes as expected (it
produces a working set of .html files), but there is absolutely no
effect from the replaceregexp task ... nothing in the log file, no
changes to output files ... zilch.

Any clues?

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