XPATH Java String / glob matching

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XPATH Java String / glob matching

Post by nomolos9 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:09 pm

Two questions. For the following XML snippet:



Will return the item node with text hi.

But, (using Java):

String s = "hi";

does not work. How do I get a Java string value in there?

Also - re matching, if the user enters a*b?c I need to return any values where * = one or more char matching and ? = exactly one char matching. I believe this is called Glob matching. Any way to do this using XML/XPath. Not sure about using XSLT within Java, but I suppose that is also a possibility.

All advice appreciated.