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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Reserved XML tags?
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2001 08:32:19 GMT
Conor MacNeill <> wrote:

> OK, I will change to <tarfileset>. 

Nice, thanks 8-)

> I think the principle we have established is that the Ant-Dev tasks
> should not violate the unwritten DTD, if I could put it that way :-)


One more argument I have recently discovered: When we have a nested
<fileset> anywhere, that is actually implemented by something other
than, you cannot use a fileset
defined elsewhere by reference, say like

<fileset id="myfiles" dir="..." />

    <fileset refid="myfiles" />

this won't work if task.fileset is something other than a FileSet -
unless task.fileset applies some special magic here.

Would be quite confusing.


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