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From Alberto Massari <amass...@progress.com>
Subject RE: [Pathan-devel] XPathException: The expression '/child::*[1]/* ' is an invalid XPath expression
Date Wed, 21 Apr 2004 09:05:25 GMT
I would suggest you to comment the catch(...) block in the test program, 
and run it under the debugger; I guess you are getting an access violation 
that is masked by a generic message.

Alberto

At 09.57 21/04/2004 +0100, Agrawal, Vikas (ELS) wrote:
>Hiran,
>Thanks for your reply. Actually problem is common to any kind of expression.
>I am using pathan in my application and there also I am getting invalid
>XPath expression for all my expressions. Surprising thing is that my
>application was used to work with Pathan 1.2 release 1. As soon as I
>upgraded to Pathan 1.2 release 2 it has stopped working. Though still it is
>working on Windows using Pathan 1.2 release 2 but not on Solaris.
>
>See following is the straight forward simple expression but still it fails.
>XPathException: The expression
>'/xmlns:dataset/xmlns:dataset-content/xmlns:book-project/xmlns:files-info/xm
>lns:ml/xmlns:pathname' is an invalid XPath expression
>
>I thought it might be the problem with namespace hence I changed above
>expression to (on solaris)
>'/dataset/dataset-content/book-project/files-info/ml/pathname'
>Now it does not throw invalid XPath expression exception but returns the
>multiple of random data from the tree.
>
>Even I modified expression as you suggested in the sample program provided
>by Pathan but still getting
>bash-2.05$ 002-SingleNodeFromList
>XPathException: The expression '/*[1]/*' is an invalid XPath expression
>
>Thanks.
>Vikas Agrawal
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Hiran.Chaudhuri@softwareag.com
>[mailto:Hiran.Chaudhuri@softwareag.com]
>Sent: 20 April 2004 22:30
>To: xerces-c-dev@xml.apache.org
>Subject: RE: [Pathan-devel] XPathException: The expression
>'/child::*[1]/*' is an invalid XPath expression
>
>
>Hi, Vikas.
>
>Just a guess: "/" is the abbreviated version of the "child::" axis. So if
>you use
>"/child::..." you have used a grammar like this: <axisspecifier>
><axisspecifier> ...
>And that is invalid.
>
>How about this:
>"/*[1]/*"
>
>Hiran
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Agrawal, Vikas (ELS) [mailto:V.Agrawal@elsevier.co.uk]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 5:33 PM
> > To: 'gareth@decisionsoft.com'
> > Cc: 'xerces-c-dev@xml.apache.org'
> > Subject: [Pathan-devel] XPathException: The expression
> > '/child::*[1]/*'
> > is an invalid XPath expression
> >
> >
> > We have built Pathan 1.2 release 2 on Solaris9 with
> > gcc 3.2.3 and keep getting invalid xpath expression
> > errors.
> >
> > When we run the test program 002-SingleNodeFromList
> > we get:
> > XPathException: The expression '/child::*[1]/*' is an
> > invalid XPath expression.
> >
> > Perhaps we are making a mistake in the build process?
> >
> > Can someone please help?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Vikas Agrawal
> >
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