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Reading attribute values of Element

ravindra patil
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Joined: Sep 01, 2006
Posts: 234

Dont know where to put this question .

anyways i have xml like this

<x name="NONAME" />
<x name="NONAME1" />
<x name="NONAME2" />
<x name="NONAME2" />
here i want to read values of attribute name using XPath , i want to check for duplicate names so want all values of name attribute

Anayonkar Shivalkar

Joined: Dec 08, 2010
Posts: 1545

ravindra patil wrote:Dont know where to put this question .

How about this?

Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
John Jai

Joined: May 31, 2011
Posts: 1776
You can get the list of NodeList of "x" nodes and read its "name" attribute. Check XPath and its evaluate() method.

Google sample codes for doing XPath operations.
Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 19973

The XPath expression for those attribute nodes is

But do you have a question? So far you have only said what you want to do. So, go ahead and do it. Of course if you do have a question, then as you can see there are people here who are happy to answer questions.
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