Problems with text() and REXML


#1

I’m finding that in REXML, the XPath selector “//abstract//style”
correctly selects nodes in the tree, but “//abstract//style//text()”
does not then extract the text from those nodes. Is this a known
problem with XPath in Rexml?

Thanks,
Ken


#2

On 20.01.2009 18:46, Kenneth McDonald wrote:

I’m finding that in REXML, the XPath selector “//abstract//style”
correctly selects nodes in the tree, but “//abstract//style//text()”
does not then extract the text from those nodes. Is this a known
problem with XPath in Rexml?

You’re abusing “//”. This works for me

#!/bin/env ruby

require ‘rexml/document’

doc = REXML::Document.new <<XML



the text



XML

REXML::XPath.each(doc, ‘//abstract/style/text()’) do |elm|
p elm
end

See also
http://www.w3schools.com/xpath/
http://www.zvon.org/xxl/XPathTutorial/General/examples.html

Kind regards

robert