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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: Abusing the BuildListener
Date Fri, 14 Jul 2006 16:51:34 GMT
On 7/14/06, Matt Benson <> wrote:
> --- Henri Yandell <> wrote:
> > Is that going to be impossible for subtags, or do I
> > just need to grok
> > how UnknownElements work etc?
> Am I being dense here?  I haven't grasped why you need
> to use UEs instead of using task/type classes
> directly.  The UnknownElement is generally an artifact
> of Ant's XML configuration mechanism and can (should)
> be bypassed in programmatic Ant usage.

Entirely me being dense - this is my first time digging into these parts of Ant.

When I inspect the event in taskStarted, it consists of
UnknownElements, so my first attempt was to duplicate the structure of
one of these to get my <formatter>. I can mimic one happily enough
(for all the getXxx responses), but something's not right in my
mimicry as it falls over.

Just making an ""
and adding that seems good, but looking at the API for UnknownElement,
I don't see a way to add anything to it that isn't another


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