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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r357117 - in /ant/core/trunk/src: main/org/apache/tools/ant/util/ testcases/org/apache/tools/ant/util/
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2005 11:58:42 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Steve Loughran <> wrote:
>>ahh, you just obsoleted the chapter on XML processing I wrote
>>earlier in the week :-(
> Yeah, I read you had finished it, so that's why I changed the class.
> Seriously, I'm sorry, but I really needed NS support.  MSBuild not
> even requires the build file to declare the namespace, it even instist
> that it has to be the default namespace - go figure.

no, I'm teasing. It was actually the right thing to do. I just didnt 
attempt it myself as I wasnt sure what would break.

>>actually <echoxml> has some more quirks
> I didn't touch echoxml, you'll have to modify the task to take
> advantage of NS support in DOMElementWriter.

OK, what do I have to turn it on?

>>I'm still going to advocate echo with an encoding and CDATA section
>>for complex XML.
> I have an example of using just that in the <msbuild> manual for the
> 1.6 compatible version.  I don't there has been an encoding attribute
> to echo in Ant 1.6.5, or am I wrong?

Encoding only went in last week.

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