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From "Marijan (Mario) Madunic" <>
Subject Re: Cached results?
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:17:38 GMT
Never mind found the solution.

 force="true" on the xslt task

Marijan (Mario) Madunic

Marijan (Mario) Madunic wrote:
> (Using ANT 1.7.1 on a Windows XP SP3 machine)
> Sorry about the not to obvious subject line but I'll do my best in 
> explaining the problem I've been having.
> I'm using ant to pipeline a series of transforms on content extracted 
> from a db.
> There is one main XSLT that does the bulk of the transforms. It's 
> built using called templates. Here it is in ANT:
> <echo>fixArtistType.xsl</echo>
> <xslt in="../doNotDelete/keep.xml" out="../temp/deleteMe.xml" 
> style="../xslChunks/fixArtistType.xsl" />
> <echo>fixCountries.xsl</echo>
> <xslt in="../doNotDelete/keep.xml" out="../temp/deleteMe.xml" 
> style="../xslChunks/fixCountries.xsl" />
> <echo>getArtists.xsl</echo>
> <xslt in="../doNotDelete/keep.xml" out="../temp/deleteMe.xml" 
> style="../xslChunks/getArtists.xsl" />
> The last one is the main XSLT transform. I am overwriting the output 
> doc as I don't need it. I use it keep.xml as a dummy doc as I parse a 
> series of other XML docs to get my desired output.
> What is happening is that even though I make changes to the called 
> templates that getArtists.xsl uses I get the following
> G:\XML\cdCollection>step2
> G:\XML\cdCollection>ant -f G:\XML\cdCollection\antTasks\getArtists.xml
> Buildfile: G:\XML\cdCollection\antTasks\getArtists.xml
> main:
>     [echo] fixArtistType.xsl
>     [xslt] Processing G:\XML\cdCollection\doNotDelete\keep.xml to 
> G:\XML\cdCollection\temp\deleteMe.xml
>     [xslt] Loading stylesheet 
> G:\XML\cdCollection\xslChunks\fixArtistType.xsl
>     [xslt] START fixArtistType
>     [xslt] END fixArtistType
>     [echo] fixCountries.xsl
>     [echo] getArtists.xsl
>   [delete] Deleting directory G:\XML\cdCollection\temp
> Total time: 0 seconds
> When I make a change to the getArtists.xsl directly the total time is 
> 15 seconds and I usually get the output I expected, but now I don't. 
> The funny thing was if I added a space to the getArtists.xsl anywhere 
> I usually get the output I expected. I used to be able to halt this by 
> deleting all temp files, moving the result files to a location on a 
> server. In other words have a clean structure every time I ran an ANT 
> process. This all runs fine when using Saxon from the command line 
> minus ANT but don't want to really go that route.
> So my questions are: Is ANT checking for a cached result set? Does it 
> check the files it is to use for the transform and check if they are 
> different from a cached set? How do I stop this behaviour?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Marijan (Mario) Madunic
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