How to use Location path expression in XPath Axes using Xml

In this article I will explain how to use the Location path expression in XPath.
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The location steps have specified the exact number of nodes or nodes in the path. They can also used the wildcards to specify the unknown nodes. The location path can be absolute or relative. An absolute location path can be start with the slash "/" whereas the relative path does not. The location path consists of one or many steps in both the relative as well as absolute path, each separated by the sign of slash "/".


Absolute Path



Relative Path



This is used in XPath Axis, like,

child::*/child::name  That means select all the name grandchildren of the current node.

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