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   Re: [xml-dev] Simple xpath software request

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I have been trying to find a related tool/function for some time (and 
may well have missed it in my search) - an x-path validation tool. 
Such a tool would be capable of validating a given x-path against a 

Is anyone aware of such a tool?  It would be a great assistance to my 
non-'expert' x-path writers (and even the expert ones!)


At 11:47 AM -0500 28/2/02, Daniel Veillard wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 12:58:41PM -0700, Kris Thompson wrote:
>>  I must have missed it but I feel like my searching has been complete.  I
>>  am looking for a way, using one of the more popular parsers idealy
>>  Xerces, to if given a node in a document return the XPath string
>>  representation of that node.  Something like the following would be nice
>>  public static String getXPath(Document doc, Node node)
>>      where node is the node that I want the XPath expression on and doc
>>  is the document for which this node exist. 
>>  If this does not exist in any popular parsers than has anyone created
>>  this piece of code for which I could have?
>   Available as:
>      xmlChar * xmlGetNodePath(xmlNodePtr node);
>in libxml2 (http://xmlsoft.org/)
>    http://xmlsoft.org/html/libxml-tree.html#XMLGETNODEPATH
>Note of course that there isn't "the" XPath string to select that node
>there is an infinity of those. 2 implementation could return different
>path and both be right.
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