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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] SAX & JAXP -please read
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2000 16:07:05 GMT wrote:

> I've just committed this patch.  My only non-formatting changes was to
> produce a more meaningful error message if JAXP is not in your classpath.
> You can get Sun's reference implementation at
> .  The next release of Xerces will
> also  support the JAXP interface.
> - Sam Ruby

As of now (with the xml.jar file removed from the Ant distribution), you
won't be able to run the current CVS source code for Ant without downloading
and installing the JAXP reference implementation, or another JAXP-compatible
parser.  Are there any short-term plans to package the nightly or release
distributions with the appropriate parser so that users don't have to do ths

Because Ant is used in many projects, this would solve the "download the XML
parser separately" problem for large numbers of users, without disabling your
ability to use your own parser if you want to.

Craig McClanahan

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