The XPath of Glory
Should you ever need to work with XPath extensively, there’s XPather for Firefox, that looks quite nice, but unfortunately I couldn’t get it to work today, so I had to improvise. Then I stumpled across the very cool feature of xmllint, that lets you browse XML documents like directories.
$ cat test.xml <body> <table><tr><td>a</td><td>b</td></tr></table> <div> <table><tr><td>c</td><td>d</td></tr></table> </div> </body> $ xmllint --shell test.xml / > cd //table[parent::div]/tr/td td > ls t-- 1 d td >
And to not be completely offtopic, I’ll admit that once I got my XPath expressions, I fed them to SimpleXML
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