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create xpath expression from xml

Teena George
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Joined: May 01, 2008
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Hello everyone,

Can we create an XPath expression from an XML document? my XML document is exactly like this:


I need to create an xpath which shows all of these nodes

Thanks
Paul Clapham
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XPath expressions don't show anything. They just select nodes. And the XPath expression to select all nodes in a document is this:
//*

Probably that wasn't what you had in mind, though. Could you rephrase your question so that you explain what you want to do?
Ulf Dittmer
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I think this example from the CodeBarn might help: http://faq.javaranch.com/java/SAXCreateXPath


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Paul Clapham
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Ah... that would be an XPath expression for each of the nodes, not for all of them.
Teena George
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Joined: May 01, 2008
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Thank you all.. Sorry, I got very late to reply.. the link was useful. However, i had got another way to reach my solution. It turned out that i do not need many of the things that come with the xml. So i created an XPath expression to pick up the things i wanted. then i created a parameterized string in the properties file to create the final result, which is again an xpath expression. This requirement was kind of really odd

Thank you

Teena
 
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