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From Fergus Gallagher <>
Subject Re: DTD for build.xml
Date Thu, 15 Jun 2000 15:06:37 GMT
There is no DTD.  Several reasons, but a major one is that ANT is 
configurable at runtime (i.e., you can add your own tasks).  The properties 
are not available at parse time.


At 17:00 15/06/00 +0200, you wrote:
>Jakob Ramskov wrote:
> > I'm sure that DTD is builtin Ant ... so it verifies your xml file each
> > time you execute it. However, the error messages that Ant delivers are
> > completely non human. - Ramosa
>I'm asking for something different. I would like to
>know if the DTD for build.xml has been specified
>in a formal paper. I would like to use this DTD with
>Xeena (from IBM) to build easily build.xml files.
>The problem of build.xml files validation is another thing.
>So, just looking for a "build.dtd" file....
>Willy Picard

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