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       hxselect - extract elements or attributes that match a (CSS) selector


       hxselect [ -i ] [ -c ] [ -l language ] [ -s separator ] selectors


       hxselect  reads  a  well-formed  XML document and outputs all elements and attributes that
       match one of the CSS selectors that are given as an argument. For example

           hxselect ol li:first-child

       selects the first li (list item in XHTML) in an ol (ordered list).

       If there are multiple selectors, they must be separated by commas. For example,

           hxselect p + ul, blockquote ol

       selects all ul elements that follow a p and all ol elements  that  are  descendants  of  a
       blockquote element.

       The command operates on the standard input.

       hxselect  assumes  that  class selectors (".foo") refer to an attribute called "class" and
       that ID selectors ("#foo") refer to an attribute called "id".

       The experimental attribute node selector  '::attr(name)'  is  supported  and  selects  the
       attribute of that name.

       Comments and processing instructions are ignored, i.e., they are read but never written.


       The following options are supported:

       -i        Match case-insensitively. Useful for HTML and some other SGML-based languages.

       -c        Print content only. Without -c, the start and end tag of the matched element are
                 printed as well; with -c only the contents of the matched element  are  printed.
                 If an attribute rather than an element is selected (::attr() selector), only the
                 value of the attribute is printed.

       -l language
                 Sets the default language, in case the root element  doesn't  have  an  xml:lang
                 attribute (default: none). Example: -l en

       -s separator
                 A  string  to  print  after each match (default: empty). Accepts C-like escapes.
                 Example: -s '\n\n' to print an empty line after each match.


       The following operand is supported:

              One or more  comma-separated  selectors.  Most  selectors  from  CSS  level  3  are
              supported,  with  the  exception  of  selectors  that  require  interaction  (e.g.,
              ':active') or layout (e.g., ':first-line).


       asc2xml(1), xml2asc(1), hxnormalize(1), hxremove(1), UTF-8 (RFC 2279)