Re: [xml] XPath relative search?

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 11:25:05PM -0700, Christopher J. Grayce wrote:
(gdb) print xp_context->node->type
(gdb) print xp_context->node->name
$30 = (const xmlChar *) 0x8063a30 "instance"
(gdb) next
132       if ((xp_nodes = xp_result->nodesetval)) {
(gdb) print xp_context->node->type
$31 = XML_DOCUMENT_NODE                       <---- huh??
(gdb) print xp_context->node->name
$32 = (const xmlChar *) 0x0                   <---- huh??


That is, the act of calling xmlXPathEval seems to reset the
xmlXPathNewContext to the top of the document.  

  Bahh, register allocation, debugger and code compiled
with -O2 can lead to some surprise, I assume it's the problem,
or maybe the function resets the current evaluation node, 
that should not be a problem. xp_result should still have
the result of the query.

How, then, does one do a relative XPath search?  I'm mystified.

  Set xp_context->node to the current node before calling the
XPath evaluation function, and use a relative search, //text
is an absolute search ! .//text is the relative version c.f.


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