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From "Alan Santos" <>
Subject Re: Ant Principles
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2000 13:12:25 GMT

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> I have only recently joined this list, so excuse me for asking stupid
> questions..
> Why can't the file seperators in the xml file be specified using
> ${file.separator} instead of having a standard file separator.

A related question:

Why not just use entity references?  XML (and a parser) provide the required
functionality and there would have been less code to maintain. (i.e. the
code to do ${} replacement).


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