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    sarcasteak is offline Member
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    Default Validate document starting at xpath

    Hi guys,

    I have an issue where I am trying to validate an xml document, but there is header information that I don't want it to validate. So I want to be able to tell it to start validating at a certain xpath location.

    xpathExpression contains the xpath link, but it seems to ignore it.

    Java Code:
    try {
        		DOMSource domSource = new DOMSource(doc, xpathExpression);
        	       StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
        	       StreamResult result = new StreamResult(writer);
        	       TransformerFactory tf = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
        	       Transformer transformer = tf.newTransformer();
        	       transformer.transform(domSource, result);
        	       String docString = writer.toString();
        		SAXBuilder builder =
                    new SAXBuilder("org.apache.xerces.parsers.SAXParser", true);
                    "http: //",
        		builder.setFeature("http: //", true);
                		"http: //",
    					new File(validationPath).toURI().toString());
                org.jdom.Document docx = StringReader(docString));
                this.wrong(rowCount,1, docString);
    	       catch (Exception ex){
    	    	   this.wrong(rowCount, 2, ex.getMessage());
    	    	   error = true;
    I also am having a hard way figuring out how to make sure the document is validated properly.

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    If you use the DOM methods rather than SAX, you can traverse to the node you want to start from and call validate on that. I've never used SAX myself.
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