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From Pascal Schumacher <>
Subject Re: XmlSlurper, attributes and namespaces
Date Sat, 05 Mar 2016 09:43:40 GMT
Hi Jason,

I do not know. It would be nice if you would create a jira issue for this.


Am 01.03.2016 um 21:21 schrieb Winnebeck, Jason:
> I can at least give the technical reason why this doesn't work -- there is namespaceMap
and namespaceTagHints in GPathResult. namespaceMap is updated by declareNamespace but namespaceTagHints
is not. I don't see a way to update namespaceTagHints and namespaceMap doesn't really even
seem to be used. This seems like a bug in GPathResult?
> Jason
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Winnebeck, Jason []
> Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 3:03 PM
> To:
> Subject: XmlSlurper, attributes and namespaces
> I've been struggling for a long time with XmlSlurper in how I can read attributes. Unfortunately,
I have an XML document with namespaces. I wish I could ignore the namespaces, but while XmlSlurper
no-arg constructor says it ignores namespaces, it does not. When using two-arg constructor
to set namespaceAware to false it just asks like namespaced elements are deleted. So I'm trying
to figure out how to specify namespaces:
> import groovy.xml.*
> def text = """<x:root xmlns:x="blah">
>    <x:child x:id='1'>c</x:child>
> </x:root>"""
> def xml =
>      new XmlSlurper()
>          .parseText(text)
>          .declareNamespace(x:'blah')
> //        .declareNamespace(t:'blah')
> println xml.child.text()     //"c" always
> println xml.'x:child'.text() //"c" when declareNamespace x println xml.'t:child'.text()
//"c" when declareNamespace t
> println xml.child.'@x:id'    //"1" always
> println xml.child.'@t:id'    //"" always
> It appears that specifying namespace is optional on elements and also declareNamespace
affects how I find the elements when they do have namespaces. For attributes, declareNamespace
appears to have no effect, and I need to specify the prefix as it is specified in the file
itself. The problem is that the generator gets to specify any prefix they want. How can I
get the "id" attribute on the "child" element regardless of the namespace prefix used? (A
solution dropping all namespaces is fine as there is only one namespace and no collisions).
> Thanks,
> Jason Winnebeck
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