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Xpath Query Last Element 

XOM (XML Object Model) is a tree based java API for processing XML by taking the best ideas from SAX and DOM. It is simple, fast and easy to use. This requires the library xom-1.2.7.jar to be in classpath. The following example shows querying an XML document using XPath expression.

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Author  :  Sudhakar KV
Email  :  [email protected]
package com.bethecoder.tutorials.xom.tests;


import nu.xom.Builder;
import nu.xom.Document;
import nu.xom.Node;
import nu.xom.ParsingException;
import nu.xom.ValidityException;

public class XpathQuery5 {

   @param args
   @throws IOException 
   @throws ParsingException 
   @throws ValidityException 
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows ValidityException, ParsingException, IOException {
    Builder builder = new Builder();
    InputStream ins = XpathQuery5.class.getClassLoader()
    //Reads and parses the XML
    Document doc =;
    Node lastNum = doc.query("//RandomNumbers/Number[last()]").get(0);
    System.out.println("Last Number : " + lastNum.getValue());
    Node lastButOneNum = doc.query("//RandomNumbers/Number[last()-1]").get(0);
    System.out.println("Last but one Number : " + lastButOneNum.getValue());


It gives the following output,
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