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Explorer ,
Jul 18, 2021 Jul 18, 2021

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  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <Config>
    <Journal id="TandF">
    <alt-title-icon path="D:\Anupam\RY"/>
    <toolname name="RY"/>
    <template indesign="D:\Anupam\RY\temp"/>
    </Journal>
    </config>

 

not ablr to read highlighted tag

 

var myProject = myxml.Journal;

for (var i = 0; i < myProject.length(); i++){
toolname = myProject[0].toolname .@name;
var logoPath=myProject[0].alt-title-icon.@path; ....not able to read bold part able to read toolname
}
}

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Explorer , Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021
Thanks all of you.I used the below line to read the path and stored in my path.its working.myPath=myProject[0].xpath("\\alt-title-icon").@path.toString(); Anupam

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Guide ,
Jul 18, 2021 Jul 18, 2021

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 myProject.xpath("//alt-title-icon/@path")

should work.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Hi Dirk,

hm, yes.

 

Note: The backslashes in the path string will not be returned…

This is an issue of the data source. The backslashes are not escaped.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Guide ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Hi Uwe,

 

above was no working code example, I assume the XML was manually typed (telling from the lowercase end tag "config").

 

When you wrap it in JS / E4X to get the example going, you will lose the single backslash, because for a literal in your overall JS source you'd need them escaped. Otherwise the single backslash should be ok, nothing to worry about the data source.

 

OP chould have used the toSource() method to produce the example.

 

The issue of OP is the minus in the element names, which is not the best choice for a Javascript / E4X name.

I think instead of xpath something like myProject["da-name"] would also work, or some variation on xml node functions - e.g. element("da-name") .

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Hi Dirk,

I understand…

myProject["alt-title-icon path"]

is working. It returns "D:AnupamRY"

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Engaged ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Anupam,

 

You used loop then why you used myProject[0] instead of myProject[i]?

 

Sumit

 

 

-Sumit

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Just to clarify, backslashes have no special meaning in XML, and the data in <alt-title-icon path="D:\Anupam\RY"/> is simply 

D:\Anupam\RY

Double backslashes will mean double backslashes. NOW, the app processing the data might (unusually) have additional rules for backslashes, but that isn't what I'd expect.

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Explorer ,
Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021

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that "i" is used  for different purpose.

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that "i" is used  for different purpose.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Hi Test Screen Name,

just tested three real-world samples for the path on my Windows 10 machine using the ESTK.

<alt-title-icon path="F:\Versionen\GehezuZiel-2021_1.indd"/>
<alt-title-icon path="F:\\Versionen\\GehezuZiel-2021_1.indd"/>
<alt-title-icon path="F:/Versionen/GehezuZiel-2021_1.indd"/>

Tested the returned path with:

File( myProject.xpath("//alt-title-icon/@path") ).exists

 

The first one returned false, the other ones returned true.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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That would seem to be an oddity of the File method, or of xpath's "path" processing. It isn't an XML property.

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Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021

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Thanks all of you.

I used the below line to read the path and stored in my path.its working.

myPath=myProject[0].xpath("\\alt-title-icon").@path.toString();

 

Anupam

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