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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: antlib / proposal of Peter Reilly
Date Wed, 21 May 2003 16:05:35 GMT
On 21 May 2003, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:

> I've seen that Costin and Conor prefer that antlibs specify their
> URI themselves.  Could anybody please explain why

OK, let me try to summarize your answers:

Peter says - letting the user chose the URI may create problems if we
want to add implicit meaning to URIs in the future.  I think the same
problem will arise if we let antlib writers chose the URI so we need
to solve it differently.  We could reserve all schema names starting
with ant for internal use and prohibit anybody from using it, for

Conor and Costin - that's how you normally do it in the XML namespace
context.   Well, true.  That doesn't necessarily mean it was a good
idea 8-)

Conor and Costin - if you read the build file and URIs are fixed
you'll know which antlib is used.  Well, that makes sense to me,
thanks, the piece I was missing.


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