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From <Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de>
Subject AW: AW: AW: XmlProperty - can I specify the property value delimiter?
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2007 08:52:45 GMT
Oh yes. Having commas itself in the data is a "valid" usecase.
I'll add the delimiter attribute on Ant's codebase.

Jan 

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>Von: J MacKay [mailto:jm.junkmail@yahoo.com] 
>Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. Oktober 2007 09:44
>An: Ant Users List
>Betreff: Re: AW: AW: XmlProperty - can I specify the property 
>value delimiter?
>
>Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:
>> BTW: sources are directly viewable on
>
>Ah, much better.  As you can tell I'm still learning my way 
>around svn ;)
>
>> duplicating seems to be the "easiest" way...
>
>Okay, good. That sounds like what I did.
>
>> What is the usecase for having an alternative delimiter?
>
>I need to pass property "x" to a utility class. The utility 
>class splits the property string on a delimiter and adds each 
>piece to a List object. The List object is then used by 
>another class. But since my data may already contain commas, 
>the utility can't always parse the values correctly.  So an 
>alternative delimiter solves that issue for me.
>
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