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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Using files in classpath in task file=""
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2003 07:11:21 GMT

Costin Manolache wrote, On 04/04/2003 19.57:
> However we can do it incrementally. Adding an setXYZUrl(URL) attribute
> should work - without the overloaded method problems.
> Well - it can be just setXYZUrl( String ). All we need is to add the
> attributes to the tasks where it is needed. 
> Should we add it to <copy> ? I don't know :-) But XSLT is a good candidate.

After the replies and a bit of thought, maybe even setXYZUrl(URL) is not 
the right solution.

We have a FTP task, a get task, etc... putting the URL as a parameter 
short-circuits the process of getting stuff and using it, and 
potentially makes Ant dwonload files at every run without devs knowing.

So, AFA I'm concerned, I would need a styleResource="" parameter, *or* 
overloading the file attribute *just* to get stuff from jars. That is, 
if the filename starts with resource:// or something like that, get the 
file as a resource.

What should I send a patch for?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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