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    Question XPath using JDom question...

    In my code below, I am trying to isolate my 'handler' XML elements using XPath, but I am having no luck - the 'elemHandler' element is always null. Can anyone share with me the obvious solution? Thanks in advance.

    PS. The last line of code in the try-block can be ignored - was used for a breakpoint only.
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    Java Code:
    import org.jdom.Element;
    import org.jdom.JDOMException;
    import org.jdom.input.SAXBuilder;
    import org.jdom.xpath.XPath;
    public class XPathTest {
    	private static String jobString = "<dgs:job xmlns:dgs=\"\" name=\"Workflow.Certificate.JOB\"><handler name=\"xslt.transformation.handler\"/><handler name=\"openoffice.conversion.handler\"><renderOptions input=\"ODS\" output=\"PDF\"/></handler><handler name=\"workflow.attachment.handler\"><documentType>CERTIFICATE</documentType><documentName>Cert.pdf</documentName></handler><handler name=\"workflow.signal.handler\"><targetUri></targetUri></handler></dgs:job>";
    	public static void main(String[] args) {
    		try {
    			Element elemJobInfo = new SAXBuilder().build(new StringReader(jobString)).detachRootElement();
    			XPath handlerExpression = XPath.newInstance("//stp:handler[2]");
    			handlerExpression.addNamespace("stp", elemJobInfo.getNamespaceURI());
    			Element elemHandler = (Element) handlerExpression.selectSingleNode(elemJobInfo);
    			jobString = elemHandler.toString();
    		catch (IOException e) {
    			System.out.println("Failure: " + e);
    		catch (JDOMException e) {
    			System.out.println("Failure: " + e);
    		catch (Exception e) {
    			System.out.println("Failure: " + e);
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    I wonder why don't use inbuilt dom object to do this.

    Anyway since this is a third party library I'm not sure the exact way to instantiate your XML stream. Did they provide any information relevant to that?

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