Curt Arnold wrote, On 30/07/2003 5.10:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>> Dear ant-contrib developers,
>> I'm one of the developers of Centipede
>> http://www.krysalis.org/centipede/. We are currently reorganizing our
>> repository, and found out that we are keeping a module with only three
>> Ant tasks.
>> I'm writing to see if there is interest to accept one or more of these.
>> They are:
>> Trivial task that uses IZPress to "compress" html files to reduce the
>> size by stripping redundant tags and spaces/newlines. Not much used.
>> Uses JTidy to "clean" an html file and make it well-formed. I use it
>> extensively to get pages from the net regularly, transform with xslt,
>> and mail reports.
>> Trivial task that calls a target without dependency checking. Like
>> antcall but without being reentrant. Very useful for certain scripts
>> that need to call a target with a loop using ant-contrib's task.
>> Thanks a bunch.
> I did see your original message, but intentionally didn't respond so
> that someone else might take a shot at it.
> There would seem to be better homes for at least the first two. The
> IZPress task could be made available through IzForge.com.
Right, I'll send it to them.
> A JTidy task
> would be better either as part of the JTidy project or as an ANT
> optional task.
Well, the JTidy project is simply a backbone of the native original java
version, and activity is not so much... anyway, I'll ask them and later
eventually ask Ant for an optional task about it.
> Would it be difficult for the antcall task to be modified to have the
> same behavior as runTarget when checkDependencies="false" or similar
> appears? If so, I'd suggest lobbying to get that behavior into Ant's
The problem is that I reckoned that this behaviour was a no-no for Ant
proper. I'll ask and report back.
Nicola Ken Barozzi nicolaken@...
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(discussions get forgotten, just code remains)