Hpricot query

Hi all, I have a question about Hpricot:

I’m trying to parse an XML document (a google calendar feed), but I
have problems when I try to get attributes of a tag with a namespace
(ie: a colon).

Here’s my code for this: date =
entry.at(‘gd:when’).attributes[‘startTime’]

Instead of having the expected time returned I just get ‘nil’.

Anyone know why this is? Or how to get it to work properly?

Many thanks in advance,

Mark

hpricot isn’t quite friendly with namespaces from what I have tried
before (unsure about the current version). Did you tried doing a full
xpath query?

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On Aug 28, 3:47 pm, Anthony P. [email protected] wrote:

have problems when I try to get attributes of a tag with a namespace

Mark

Hi Anthony, I haven’t I must admit, unfortunately I’m not really
familiar with xpath and I don’t know how to find the tag I need with
it, if anybody knows how to do that I’d be very grateful for some
pointers!

Thanks,

Mark

Actually google calander has a ruby plugin/api located here
http://googlecalendar.rubyforge.org/plugins/doc/

If that’s not your flavor you can start with hpricot’s documentation
on xpaths here
http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/hpricot/wiki/SupportedXpathExpressions

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:40:33PM +0900, Mark wrote:

I’m trying to parse an XML document (a google calendar feed), but I
have problems when I try to get attributes of a tag with a namespace
(ie: a colon).

Here’s my code for this: date =
entry.at(‘gd:when’).attributes[‘startTime’]

Your query is good. I think it must be something else.

require ‘rubygems’
require ‘open-uri’
require ‘hpricot’

url =
http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/[email protected]/public/full
xml = Hpricot.XML(open(url).read)
puts xml.at(‘gd:when’).attributes[‘startTime’]

_why

On Aug 28, 7:18 pm, _why [email protected] wrote:

require ‘rubygems’
require ‘open-uri’
require ‘hpricot’

url = “http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/[email protected]/public/full
xml = Hpricot.XML(open(url).read)
puts xml.at(‘gd:when’).attributes[‘startTime’]

_why

Aha, putting the .XML in the Hpricot call seems to have done the
trick, thanks!

And thanks for creating such a useful tool!

_why wrote:

require ‘rubygems’
require ‘open-uri’
require ‘hpricot’

url =
http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/[email protected]/public/full
xml = Hpricot.XML(open(url).read)
puts xml.at(‘gd:when’).attributes[‘startTime’]

_why

Old thread brought to life…

The .XML() method was the key for me to get namespaces. Although I did
notice that it still doesn’t quite work as expected.

For example this works:

xml.at(‘media:content’)

But not this:

xml.search(‘media:content/media:category’)

What I ended up having to do to get the desire effect was:

xml.at(‘media:content’).search(‘media:category’)

Is this a bug?

On Aug 28, 4:45 pm, Anthony P. [email protected] wrote:

entry.at(‘gd:when’).attributes[‘startTime’]
familiar with xpath and I don’t know how to find the tag I need with
it, if anybody knows how to do that I’d be very grateful for some
pointers!

Thanks,

Mark

Thanks Anthony, unfortunately there are no examples of what I need to
do and it appears the colon has another meaning in xpath queries.

Thanks for the link to the ruby plugin, I’ll have to look into that
further.

I’m still very much open to suggestions of how to do it the original
way, however.

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