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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: exclusion of certain blocks from build is busted
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2003 09:35:29 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> David Crossley wrote, On 18/03/2003 3.37:
>> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>>> David Crossley wrote:
>> <snip/>
>>>> Found it - there is extra whitespace at the end of these
>>>> three lines in, i.e. after the =true
>>>> Thank the lord, i am not going mad. Sounds like we
>>>> need normalize-space() whenever properties are read.
>>>> Call in the XSL/build experts.
>>> Oh, gosh, ant is *very* picky. Fixed in CVS.
>> Gee, i could have easily committed such a simple fix to
>> remove the extra whitespace. However, i left it because as
>> discussed above, it needs a more robust solution, like using
>> normalize-space() in the blocks-build.xsl, but i could not
>> see where to do this. Quick hacks just leave the way open for
>> the build to be busted again like this and causing someone
>> else three days of grief.
> I had moved the properties in xml files, so that the whitespace there is 
> really easy to see. Why did we resort back to property files for it?

Because flat properties are much less verbose and much more friendly to 

you have a point on whitespace, though, but I still think this is an ant 
problem, not ours.


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