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From Carsten Schlipf <carsten.schl...@hp.com>
Subject Re: JXPath: Does not understand ancestor:: and descendant::?
Date Thu, 16 Aug 2007 07:48:41 GMT
Thank you very much, Sergey.

I was just wondering, since it worked on
http://www.whitebeam.org/library/guide/TechNotes/xpathtestbed.rhtm.

Regards,
Carsten

Sergey Vladimirov wrote:
> Carsten,
> 
> As for every axis, node test should be specified:
>  - "parent::*"
>  - "ancestor::*"
>  - "descendant::somenodename"
> 
> Hope this'll help,
> Sergey
> 
> 2007/8/15, Carsten Schlipf <carsten.schlipf@hp.com>:
>> Hello,
>>
>> on the JXPath user's guide I have read that the axes "parent::" and
>> "ancestor::" may be used. However in my code I get JXPathExceptions:
>>
>>        JXPathContext context = JXPathContext.newContext(object);
>>        context.getValue("ancestor::");
>>
>> The call to getValue(String) throws the JXPathException with the
>> following message:
>>
>>        Invalid XPath: 'ancestor::'. Syntax error after: 'a'.
>>
>> A similar exception is thrown for 'descendant::' and 'parent::'. Am I
>> missing something? Do I have to set a special mode or register the
>> DescendantContext, AncestorContext and ParentContext classes as
>> functions somehow? I tried the later but didn't succeed.
>>
>> Thank you very much for help!
>>
>> Carsten
>>
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