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Debugging XPath Queries

, 1 Dec 2003
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An application to visualize XPath Queries

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This is a small application I wrote when I was stuck in front of an XPath query that I just couldn't understand. Took about an hour and a half to whip it up. The idea is to let you execute a query and see for yourself the results that are returned.

There are other tools that does it, but either they are Java based and require > 15 Mb support libraries or they are web based (which I hate).

The Code

The application gets its input from one of two sources - a file or the clipboard, loads it into an XmlDocument and start executing queries against it, showing you the result on the way.

I didn't built it to be performant or correct, just to do the job, so use it the next time you've XPath problems, and you'll like it. The other solution that I found was XmlSpy at 300$ +


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GeneralWrong topic Pinmemberalerma14-Dec-03 22:48 

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