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Get the W3C NodeList instance associated with the XPath selection supplied

 Milyn - Copyright (C) 2006

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import org.w3c.dom.Attr;
import org.w3c.dom.DOMException;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;
import org.w3c.dom.NodeList;
import org.xml.sax.EntityResolver;
import org.xml.sax.ErrorHandler;
import org.xml.sax.InputSource;
import org.xml.sax.SAXException;
import org.xml.sax.SAXParseException;

import javax.xml.XMLConstants;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.parsers.FactoryConfigurationError;
import javax.xml.parsers.ParserConfigurationException;
import javax.xml.transform.OutputKeys;
import javax.xml.transform.Transformer;
import javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory;
import javax.xml.transform.dom.DOMSource;
import javax.xml.validation.Schema;
import javax.xml.validation.SchemaFactory;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPath;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPathConstants;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPathExpressionException;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory;

 * XMl utility methods.
 * @author Tom Fennelly

public class XmlUtil {

     * Document validation types.
    public static enum VALIDATION_TYPE {
         * No validation.
         * DTD based validation.
         * XSD based validation.
    private static String ELEMENT_NAME_FUNC = "/name()";

    private static XPathFactory xPathFactory = XPathFactory.newInstance();

     * Get the W3C NodeList instance associated with the XPath selection
     * supplied.
     * @param node  The document node to be searched.
     * @param xpath The XPath String to be used in the selection.
     * @return The W3C NodeList instance at the specified location in the
     *         document, or null.
    public static NodeList getNodeList(Node node, String xpath) {
        if (node == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(
                    "null 'document' arg in method call.");
        } else if (xpath == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException(
                    "null 'xpath' arg in method call.");
        try {
            XPath xpathEvaluater = xPathFactory.newXPath();

            if (xpath.endsWith(ELEMENT_NAME_FUNC)) {
                return (NodeList) xpathEvaluater.evaluate(xpath.substring(0,
                        xpath.length() - ELEMENT_NAME_FUNC.length()), node,
            } else {
                return (NodeList) xpathEvaluater.evaluate(xpath, node,
        } catch (XPathExpressionException e) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("bad 'xpath' expression ["
                    + xpath + "].");



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