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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: AW: DTD or XSD for build files
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:08:02 GMT
lightbulb432 wrote:
> True, that's what I figured.
> Within the "myOwnTask" element, however, couldn't an XSD be defined for that
> based on the allowable attributes and subelements, so you get the benefit of
> autocompletion and validation in your IDE? But I guess if that's not how
> it's done then I shouldn't pursue it...

XSD is a worst-in-class XML type language that doesnt map well to ant's 
type system; having support for it would only encourage people to use it 
in their own applications. If Ant were to have a schema langauge, it 
would be relaxng with a schematron file to go with.

> Eclipse seems to nicely autocomplete the tags nonetheless...I guess it has
> it's own way of doing that by looking at the tasks you define...

Its called introspection.

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