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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: Cached results?
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:26:05 GMT
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Robert Koberg <> wrote:
> Ant's XSL only checks the primary XSL file for changes (and the source XML -
> not xi:includes or file entities). It does not parse that XSL to find
> xsl:import/includes to check if they have changed.
> You could put the import/includes in the primary XSL or use force=true on
> the xslt task.

Or you explicitly check on the included/imported style sheets via
<uptodate> or AntContrib's <outofdate> separately from <xslt> itself.
This forces you to put in the build knowledge about the XSL, which is
not great, but often an acceptable compromise.

Or you patch <xslt> to parse the XSL to discover it's includes/imports
(recursively in those too), to check on the timestamps of those as
well ;-) That's not too difficult, and since they must appear in the
"prolog" before the templates themselves, you can stop parsing fairly
early too. But that involves some programming ;-)  --DD

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