How to Select an XML Node by Attribute Value Using XPath?

In xpath, the @ prefix denotes an attribute. To select all nodes that have a particular attribute value, you can use the following xpath expression:


For example, let's suppose you have the following XML document:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <note lang="en">Call the office</note>
    <note lang="de">Freunde treffen</note>
    <note lang="en">Pickup groceries</note>
    <note lang="fr">Apprends le français</note>

To select all nodes that have the attribute lang="en", you could use the following xpath expression:


This would select the following two nodes:

<note lang="en">Call the office</note>
<note lang="en">Pickup groceries</note>

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