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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [DISC] XML issues
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2001 08:27:32 GMT
Peter Donald <> wrote:

> At 10:50  26/3/01 +1000, Conor MacNeill wrote:
>>> * Allow ant to farm out attributes and elements that are NOT in
>>> * the ant namespace to other components. ie hand doc: elements to
>>> * the
>>>   component or log: attributes to Log policy component etc
>>-0 Not sure what this means - can we dicuss more?
> It was just an idea I had ages ago (or maybe it was suggested on the
> list?). Essentially associated with every task there are certain
> "aspects" that have little to do with what the task does but do
> relate to how we "host" the task. Some aspects that have been
> suggested so far include

I agree that we should move things common to all tasks out of the Task
interface itself, what I'm not convinced of is the use of namespaces
here. Why should a build file writer be bothered to know whether
failonerror is handled by the task itself or something else?


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