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From Jörg Hohwiller (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MNGECLIPSE-13) adding dependency to pom.xml changes its formating
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 08:18:50 GMT
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Jörg Hohwiller commented on MNGECLIPSE-13:

It is NOT only the formatting that is changed. Also all comments get stripped out. 
I use comments to document my dependencies since I am missing an appropriate tag in the POM
XML format for that. In my case the m2eclipse plugin is causing information loss!

I can see the point that you want to use the maven internal code to parse the POM and using
XPP will cause this problem. This is a very common problem when updating handwritten configurations
automatically - no matter what format (properties, xml, ...) or project. Anyways from the
usability point of view this is a serious problem that should be solved. Even if you need
to parse the POM again using DOM or whatever. 

> adding dependency to pom.xml changes its formating
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MNGECLIPSE-13
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven 2.x Extension for Eclipse
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.0.3
>         Environment: win xp, eclipse 3.1, plugin 0.0.3
>            Reporter: Michal Stochmialek
>            Priority: Minor
> I use pom.xml as a human-readable file, so I insert empty lines between main sections
of pom etc. But after adding a depedency using maven plugin, those blank lines have disappeared.

> The similar thing happened to indentions. I usually use tabs for indenting, but plugin
changed whole file indenting to spaces. In result CVS diff shows that whole file have been
> Maven plugin should modify only lines that contain new (just added) dependency.

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