parse html:what is the meaning of "//"?

Kev Dwyer kevin.p.dwyer at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 13:01:14 CEST 2011


alias wrote:

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> Highlighted options are in-the-money.
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> there is only one difference between   code1 and code2  :
> in code1 is :   tds=table.xpath("tr[@valign='top']//td")
> in code2 is:   tds=table.xpath("//tr[@valign='top']//td")
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> i want to know  why  the  "//"  make output  different?


This is an XPATH question, not really Python-related.

See http://www.w3schools.com/xpath/xpath_syntax.asp

Cheers,

Kev




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