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  1. Commons JXPath
  2. JXPATH-93

Binary operators behaviour involving node-sets is incorrect

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2 Final
    • Fix Version/s: 1.3
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:

      1.2, SVN version

      Description

      According to XPath specification:
      "If both objects to be compared are node-sets, then the comparison will be true if and only if there is a node in the first node-set and a node in the second node-set such that the result of performing the comparison on the string-values of the two nodes is true. If one object to be compared is a node-set and the other is a number, then the comparison will be true if and only if there is a node in the node-set such that the result of performing the comparison on the number to be compared and on the result of converting the string-value of that node to a number using the number function is true."

      But following example illustrates, that this is not a JXPath behaviour:

      JXPathContext pathContext = JXPathContext
      .newContext(DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance()
      .newDocumentBuilder().parse(
      new InputSource(new StringReader(
      "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>\r\n"
      + "<doc/>"))));
      Boolean result = (Boolean) pathContext.getValue("2.0 > child1",
      Boolean.class);
      assertFalse(result.booleanValue());

      "child1" is not found - right operand node set is empty, but result is TRUE, instead of FALSE.

      Please, check greaterThan(), lesserThan(), etc methods of org.apache.xpath.objects.XObject for possible solution

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        1. testcase-patch.txt
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          Sergey Vladimirov

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              Reporter:
              bsp Sergey Vladimirov
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