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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: I want to become an Ant developer
Date Mon, 03 Apr 2000 10:59:53 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>  SM> But I agree that validation is a good thing.
> Yes, especially since we have to live with rather useless
> SAXExceptions in case of syntactic errors.
> While I think full validation is of low priority checking whether
> buld.xml is at least well formed and providing better error messages
> would be helpfull.

+1, this is already in the todo list, if I remember correctly... but
nobody is bored enough to do it :)
> It took me a rather long time to see that the parser shipped with Ant
> chokes on comments inside elements like
> <javac ...
>   <!-- deprecation="on" -->
> />
> nsgmls didn't complain at all and I'm not sure who is right here, but
> the provided parser exception sure didn't help at all.

nsgmls is not exactly the bext xml editor available... unfortunately,
it's one of the best you get for free... and this is kind of sad :(

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