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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject Re: xinclude for ant?
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:24:57 GMT
On 6/20/07, Peter Reilly <> wrote:
> I have just realized that xinclude can be enabled easily using JAXPUtils:
> +            nsParserFactory.setXIncludeAware(true);

Cool, but the Javadoc says @since 1.5, so you'd have to use reflection.

> I can see problems :- the inclusion is at the xml level and ant does
> not know about the included file (ant does not get SAX events on about
> the inclusion), so that any errors in the included file will be reported at the
> includer line. This means that it is not user friendly.

I don't think that's a big deal for whoever uses XInclude. I used to
use SYSTEM entity includes before <import> came along, and the
XInclude syntax is better. This is worth including (pun intended ;-)

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