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Custom processor for Xslt task?

2006-12-30       - By Jay Bryant
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> On Dec 30, 2006, at 8:22 PM, Jay Bryant wrote:
>> I get Ant to work with Saxon with tasks similar to this one:
>> <xslt in="in.xml" out="out.xml" style="style.xsl">
>>  <classpath location="path-to-saxon8.jar" />
>> </xslt>
> Disregarding my issue for a moment, I don't understand how this could
> possibly work. Okay, so the Saxon JAR is on the classpath. We could  even
> assume it's the very first entry on the classpath.
> But how does Ant know to use Saxon and not Xalan? I don't see  anything in
> the above snippet that tells Ant to use a different  processor. How can it
> work without specifying the Saxon factory class?
> Trevor

My only guess is that Ant looks for a particular class, finds it in Saxon's
jar, and uses it. However, I don't wish to dig into the details at this
moment. Anyway, regardless of the mechanism, that arrangement works for me.
Maybe it will work for you, too.

Jay Bryant
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