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xpath with splunk

bfaber
Communicator

How compliant is the xpath command with the real xpath? Is there a specific xpath library used?

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk xpath search command uses the Python lxml library http://codespeak.net/lxml/ that is packaged and shipped with the Splunk Python installation. According to its own FAQ http://codespeak.net/lxml/FAQ.html#what-standards-does-lxml-implement it uses Gnome libxml2 and libxslt. I believe these are considered among the most standards-compliant implementations available.

The search command itself is a relatively simple wrapper script that is in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/bin/xpath.py. It is possible to replace or add a different parser by writing a similar script around it. See: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/SearchReference/Aboutcustomsearchcommands

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hvandenb
Path Finder

Phython lib is located http://lxml.de/

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The Splunk xpath search command uses the Python lxml library http://codespeak.net/lxml/ that is packaged and shipped with the Splunk Python installation. According to its own FAQ http://codespeak.net/lxml/FAQ.html#what-standards-does-lxml-implement it uses Gnome libxml2 and libxslt. I believe these are considered among the most standards-compliant implementations available.

The search command itself is a relatively simple wrapper script that is in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/bin/xpath.py. It is possible to replace or add a different parser by writing a similar script around it. See: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/SearchReference/Aboutcustomsearchcommands

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Justin_Grant
Contributor

Wow, great answer!

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