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From "Mark Waschkowski" <mwaschkow...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: difference between xpath searches
Date Wed, 27 Jun 2007 21:14:36 GMT

Thanks Jukka and Felix for the clarifications. I understand now that the
call to getNode cannot be a query. Please allow me to restate:

Node retrieval is not handled consistently when retrieving nodes using an
xpath that refers to a particular location within the repository.

For example do the following:
0) define xpath == '/documents/contacts'
1) create a session
2) add a node in documents/contacts
3) retrieve your nodes by using 3a or 3b
    Workspace ws = session.getWorkspace();
    QueryManager qm = ws.getQueryManager();
    Query q = qm.createQuery(xpath, Query.XPATH);
    NodeIterator iter = q.execute().getNodes();

You will, as mandated by the spec, get different results! I believe that the
nodes returned should be consistent regardless of Node retrieval access,
either both with the added node, or both without.



On 6/27/07, Felix Meschberger <Felix.Meschberger@day.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On 6/27/07, Mark Waschkowski <mwaschkowski@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Felix,
> >
> > Thanks for the response. Please allow me to clarify the first point, I'm
> > actually referring to exactly what is stated, the getNode(xPath) method.
> I
> > see an xpath statement as a type of search because any given xpath may
> be
> > a
> > simple path, but often includes some kind of criteria for the result
> set.
> Thanks for the clarification. Now, there is another misconception,
> unfortunately. The path argument to the Node.getNode(String) method is not
> an XPath querry but a relative path with no pattern characters allowed.
> This
> is for direct addressing of a single child (or descendent) node. This
> method
> just walks down the node hierarchy without applyiing any pattern matching.
> Regards
> Felix


Mark Waschkowski

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