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bryan lim
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Joined: Dec 26, 2008
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is atom the same as xml? can i use xpath on it and traverse the node the same way as xml?

may i know what is the xpath of the below atom? am i right to say it is:

/feed/id/link/link/title/link/link/updated/openSearch:itemsPerPage/link/entry if i want to get to <entry>?

Paul Clapham

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Yes, Atom is written in XML. As for your XPath expression, I haven't followed the whole thing but you're going to run into the problem where XPath 1.0 can't find elements with names in the default namespace. You would have to define a namespace context for the URI of the default namespace and assign it a prefix, then use that prefix in your XPath expression.
bryan lim
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thank you . i figured out that i should be using "//default:entry"
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