I've checked, and this is working for me.

There's a history of Ant bugs in this area. Which version are you using? I'm using Ant 1.8.2 on OS X. On the other hand, if other properties are working OK and this one isn't, that doesn't seem a likely Ant bug. Can you supply a complete repro?

(Actually I only tested it to the extent of getting the error from Saxon when specifying a named template that doesn't exist. But that seems a good enough test).

Michael Kay

On 18/06/2012 14:32, Tom Cleghorn wrote:
<attribute name="http://saxon.sf.net/feature/initialTemplate" value="MakeDql"/>