Xpath pattern not working


I am trying to parse SOAP messages using an XML filter. A SOAP message looks like this (all on one line)

<s:Envelope xmlns:s="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/">
<s:Header><h:MyHeader xmlns:h="http://com.example/foo" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns="http://com.example/foo"  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<s:Body xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<submit xmlns="http://com.example/bar"><sType><pRequest>
<iData xsi:type="q1:pData" xmlns="http://com.example/c/v1" xmlns:q1="http://com.example/bar">
<q1:document xsi:type="q2:ABC" xmlns:q2="http://com.example/p/v1">

I can parse most of the fields I want, I have an issue with getting the xsi:type out of the body. If I set remove_namespaces to be false then using

xpath => { "/s:Envelope/s:Body//q1:document/@xsi:type" => "type" }

I do not get type in the resulting message, nor do I get an error message (yes, all 5 namespaces are supplied to the xml filter). I think the syntax is correct because the PowerShell / .NET xpath implementation executes it and returns the expected attribute.

As a workaround I can set remove_namespaces to be true and extract "/Envelope/Body//document/@xsi:type". It is non-obvious why the xsi prefix is required when remove_namespaces is true.

(system) #2

This topic was automatically closed 28 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.