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From David Rees <>
Subject Re: TASTE QUESTION: optional description attribute for ant projects?
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2001 20:08:09 GMT
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 17:25:14 +1000, Peter Donald wrote:

>At 07:39  12/4/01 +0200, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
>>>>> It would be better if there was a consistent doccing
>>>>> standard.
>>>>Agreed - I just don't think we should use XML comments for that.
>>> Partially agree - I think it should be namespaced elements - but
>>> thats not viable for ant1.x.
>>Oops, you say it yourself 8-)
>>Why would that not be viable in Ant1.4? 
>>We've switched to jaxp 1.1 already, so we could rewrite ProjectHelper
>>to become namespace aware and ignore everything that's not in the
>>default namespace for a starter - maybe hardcode a doc: namespace as a
>>preview of a future "documentation aspect".
>Could be a lot of work, may confuse our users - especially if we change it
>again for Ant2.0, I don't want to support it if it turns out to be
>different from ant2.0 ;)

I think the approach for 1.4+ should not be "will it match Ant2
exactly", but instead should be "how easy is it to convert to Ant2"?
If we simply add a attribute or element, then XSLT'n that to a
sub-element or namespaced attribute is trivial.


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