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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: AW: ant xdocs! it ran!
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2003 20:44:08 GMT
On Thursday, February 13, 2003, at 03:26  PM, Bill Burton wrote:
> A while ago, I had merge points working.  Since the documentation for 
> some of the tasks is rather verbose, it seemed to make more sense to 
> keep that part in xdocs XML.  It was working so the Javadoc and an 
> associated XML file for the task (if it existed) were merged by 
> xDoclet.  However, the problem is if you edit the XML file, you have 
> to run xDoclet again to pick up the changes.  It would be much better 
> if one only had to run DVSL in that case.
> I'll look at getting this working again.

I might have inadvertently removed merge points from the templates.  
Keep in mind that now the template is embedded in the xdoclet-apache 
JAR file (but can be overridden using templatefile="..." on the subtask 
inside <antdoclet>).

As for running XDoclet again to pick up the changes, I don't think this 
is too much of a problem.  XDoclet does quite good dependency checking 
and would probably do fine if only one example XML file changed.

> Navigation could easily be generated for each page.  The layout should 
> really be done with CSS instead of tables.  This would provide more 
> flexibility such as hiding the navigation when the page is printed.

Yes!  Anyone else read _Eric Meyer on CSS_?  Beautiful book.  Now for 
me to apply what I've learned there one day soon.

Glad to see you jumping back into it Bill.  I was hoping the visibility 
of this would entice folks to get interested.


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