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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: XSL taskdef (vote to include)
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2000 22:58:43 GMT
"Kevin A. Burton" wrote:
> So for Alexandria ( I need to build
> in a new task for XSL transformations.  Specifically because I want to
> transform like 5 documents and I want it to be part of the standard
> build.
> What I propose is to create a new task that will transform an XML
> document with a Stylesheet into another XML document:
> <xsl in="in.xml" xsl="in.xsl" out="out.xml"/>

at least, use "xslt"... "xsl" is another story.

> I could include this as part of Alexandria but I think it belongs here.
> The only downside is that it brings up the requirement of Xalan.  As
> long as you don't use the <xsl> tag you won't need the xalan.jar but you
> would need it to compile.

What about reflection?
> So what I propose is to build out a new taskdef this weekend and place
> it in ant and also include the xalan.jar as part of the distribution.
> If no one -1s me then I will go ahead.

-1 on having xalan inside the distribution.

Either compile on condition, or use reflection.

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