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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Proposed Revolution: AntEater (a proposal for Ant Core 2.0)
Date Tue, 14 Nov 2000 02:22:06 GMT
At 12:08  14/11/00 +1030, you wrote:
>> Is your concern with keeping comments and such inline with the
>> they represent?
>> If you could give a bit of background, it would help. (And if you have
>> already explained this once, please forgive. I tried to scan the history of
>> this list over the last few days, but have probably missed large gaps!)
>What is wanted is for the xml file to be modified but to keep the same
>structure as the user entered (whitespace included).
>I think what you are proposing is more inline with a Java/XML binding,
>which I believe is an easier way to manipulate the XML in a java
>centric.  That is compile XML into Java classes.
>You'll need to work out what is needed and how much of the original
>XML needs to be kept when working on it.

Essentially there is a number of needs. The main one people have requested
is runtime interpretation. So

<blah attr="${var1}/blee" />

has to be interpreted differently depending on value of ${var} when it is



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