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match(element, path, namespaces=EMPTY_HASH) public

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# File lib/rexml/quickpath.rb, line 23
    def QuickPath::match element, path, namespaces=EMPTY_HASH
      raise "nil is not a valid xpath" unless path
      results = nil
      Functions::namespace_context = namespaces
      case path
      when /^\/([^\/]|$)/
        # match on root
        path = path[1..-1]
        return [element.root.parent] if path == ''
        results = filter([element.root], path)
      when /^[-\w]*::/
        results = filter([element], path)
      when /^\*/
        results = filter(element.to_a, path)
      when /^[\[!\w:]/
        # match on child
        children = element.to_a
        results = filter(children, path)
      else
        results = filter([element], path)
      end
      return results
    end
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