In this article, we'll explain about XML parsing. We'll start by defining XML files, their format and how to navigate them for data extraction.
To get the name of the selected element in XPath the
name() function can be used. This function returns the name of the closest element in the current context.
name() function is useful in HTML parsing in broad selection cases like selecting multiple names. See this interactive example:
Above, we're selecting only paragraph and link elements by using wildcard match (the
* symbol) and a
name() matching predicate.