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Paul DurdinSubject: Quotes in xpath query
Author: Paul Durdin
Date: 26 May 2008 11:04 AM
I have some xml data that has quotes similar to;

<items>
<item Title="first"/>
<item Title="Second with &quot;quotes&quot; like this"/>
<item Title="Third"/>
</items>

In Stylus Sudio i can get the second node using;

/items/item[@Title = "Second with &quot;quotes&quot; like this"]/@Title

... but this dosnt work with Visual Studio / C# / .NET 2.0

I get the impression that .net is replacing & with &amp in the xpath.

Can any one help?

Paul

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Alberto MassariSubject: Quotes in xpath query
Author: Alberto Massari
Date: 26 May 2008 12:30 PM
Hi Paul,
how do you use that XPath expression? As a literal string in a C# source?

Alberto

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Paul DurdinSubject: Quotes in xpath query
Author: Paul Durdin
Date: 26 May 2008 01:03 PM
I am doing an

XmlNode myNode = MyXmlDoc.SelectSingleNode(xpath, myNameSpaceMgr);
the xpath looks a bit like;

/items/item[@Title="first"]/item[@Title="second"]... etc etc

I found an answer at;
http://vaibhavgaikwad.wordpress.com/2007/10/04/handling-apostrophe-single-quote-in-xpath-expressions-in-net/
so i have just changed my code and how a few hours to wait whilst it churns through loads of xml....

Kinda surprised that i cant simply escape the quotes in some way, especially irritating that Stylus Studio worked ok.

Well worth checking out xpathmania so as to accurately check how Visual Studio / .NET / C# is going to work.

Paul

 
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