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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: variables or a counter ?
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:40:55 GMT
Ivar Bratberg wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have the following problem I try to solve in ant.
> I should check a www server for a certain result each minute.
> I should keep on checking until a desired result is given ( the file
> downloaded should exceed a certain limit )
> In addition it should have a kind of timeout so it it will return if it
> has tried too many times.

> Do some of you have better suggestions for solving this ?
> Note, I cannot use <waitfor> task, because I have to check not only for
> error code on the response, but the text itself( I manage whith checking
> the length of the file downloaded >

Actually, it sounds like you can use <waitfor>, just with an extended 
condition. I do something similar at work where we actually run regexp 
patterns over the response and wait for a specific pattern coming back.

Steve Loughran        
Author: Ant in Action 

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