In the process of converting a project to the Android build system I get this error whenever I attempt to compile.
Gradle: Error parsing XML: prefix must not be bound to one of the reserved namespace names
I just spent around 2 hours digging through the Git commit that broke our Gradle build. This commit contained over 200 changed files with 4000+ modified lines. You can imagine how much fun it was ;)
Anyway, here is what caused this obscure Gradle error for us: Some styles with a
xmlns:custom attribute were defined in
<style name="content" xmlns:custom="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"> <item name="android:textSize">14sp</item> <item name="android:textColor">@color/content</item> </style>
As you can see the
custom namespace is not even used. For some reason the Ant and ADT builds did not care about this attribute, but the Gradle
:processDebugResources task barfed with a not very helpful error message.
xmlns:custom="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto" fixed it.
Versions used: Gradle 1.10 and