[izpack-users] Reading Attributes from install.xml

Hal Vaughan hal at thresholddigital.com
Mon Jan 9 21:33:21 CET 2006

On Monday 09 January 2006 02:09 pm, Klaus Bartz wrote:
> Hi Hal,
> But if you would, why not a SimplePanelsSpec.xml. If so, I prefer if
> there will be a (static ?) method in SpecHelper like
> XMLElement getCommonPanelsSpec()
> which loads once the spec and returns every call the root of the spec.
> Or - if elements are fixed -
> String getCommonPanelsValue(String panelName, String valueKey)
> One point for a generic solution is the docu. It is not relevant
> whether we love it or not (I hate it) but it has do be written.

I find only a few references to SpecHelper and I'm not clear if an instance of 
it exists where it can be easily retrieved by a panel (I can't find a way to 
access it yet, but I'm looking).

Is SpecHelper constructed at the start already and is it easily available to a 

If not, is it important this be in that class, or would another class 
specifically targeted at this work?


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