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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: three requests
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2001 16:04:23 GMT
On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 20:43, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> > TWO - Task wrapping application which uses xml to specify its
> > behavior:
> >
> >  The simplest way to do this is to allow such task to use its own
> >  DocumentHandler (maybe the wrapper task can have a DocumentHandler
> >  derived from the ProjectHelper.AbstractHandler if it were public)
> >  and install it when the task's element tag is recognized,
> >  elementStart and removed at endElement. Oh yea, the application has
> >  its own introspector.
> Sounds like a lot of work inside Ant to avoid specifying and
> maintaining separate configuration files 8-)

But it also allows us to do ContainerTasks in task-land rather than requiring 
all sorts of support from container.

> How would you identify tasks that want to attach their own
> DocumentHandlers?  The corresponding class implements a marker
> interface?

Have a look at the myrmidon proposal ;)

> > THREE - Dynamically set the tag-2-class in Introspector.
> This is something we really need (and want) to experiment with.  Allow
> different implementations of a given interface to be used as nested
> elements.  A start has been proposed by Conor about a week ago, search
> for "[IDEA] Polymorphic types" in the archives.

Alternatively look at the myrmidon proposal that has had this implemented for 
close to a year ;)



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