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From Simeon Fitch <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] vote on general direction, details will be discussed later
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2001 14:35:22 GMT

--- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> Simeon Fitch <> wrote:
> > --- Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> >> * move to a system that allows docs to be generated - doc snippets
> >>   should be included with the tasks they document.
> >> 
> >>   Which DTD? Which tools for generation?
> > 
> > +0 (what does "move to a system" mean? Are we talking Doclet for Ant
> > build file?)
> Don't write the docs in HTML but use something that is more structured
> so you can generate documentation in different formats from it.  Like
> you can create HTML and XSL:FO (and thus PDF for example) from XML
> files.

I'd clarify this one to mean "All Ant documentation will be
persisted/developed in <xxx> format."

> And maybe something like a build-docs target in Ant that scans all
> task libraries of the system and generates a compound documentation of
> all tasks it finds.

This would be way cool, especially if the .tsk (or whatever) file stored
the documentation source in the META-INF directory.

I'd render this as a separate feature from the above, tho.

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