Sorting XML with XSLT and ColdFusion

On June 28, 2010, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

I came across a requirement today, where I had to sort a XML file by one of the attributes in one of its child nodes. I did some searching and came across these excellent posts by Ben Nadel.  Obviously, that gave me some headstart and it was clear that XSLT was the way to go.  […]

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Removing NameSpaces from XML using XSLT and ColdFusion

On April 22, 2009, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

If you are using ColdFusion XPath functions to search/parse XML strings, you will probably have come across this one at some point.  Not all, but most of the XML files have namespaces in them e.g. xmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”. If you use Xpath on a string that contains namespaces, chances are that you will get back the namespaces […]

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Extracting Links using Xpath

On November 21, 2007, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

Extracting links from a piece of HTML code is a very common task and any programmer would have come across this requirement at some point. I have always used regular expressions to achieve this and it has always worked for me, no complaints there. However, I was just curious to find some other way to […]

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Using Xpath with Coldfusion

On October 31, 2007, in ColdFusion, by Anuj Gakhar

I find Xpath very powerul for searching through a XML document. I have used it extensively in some of my projects and it might be worth it to post some of the examples here. For this example, I have used the books.xml sample xml file which can be found here. Following are some examples of […]

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