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From Robert Koberg <>
Subject Re: Cached results?
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2008 18:19:49 GMT
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.


On Oct 16, 2008, at 2:09 PM, 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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