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From Graham Russell <>
Subject Re: XPath Extractor : Drop Tidy Option
Date Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:32:14 GMT

I agree that CSS should be preferred for HTML and, in general, I'm in
favour of removing seldom used/broken bits of functionality which don't
warrant the cost of keeping them around, but I don't know enough about it
nor how often XPath is currently used by people to say +1 for this yet.

Maybe worth deprecating it and emailing the user mailing list to see the


On 16 November 2017 at 19:20, Philippe Mouawad <>
> Hello,
> Tidy option AFAIK used to allow using XPath Extractor for HTML.
> I don't think it's needed anymore since we have CSS/JQuery extractor which
> is:
> - Up to date
> - Powerful
> - Performing much better than XPath
> I propose to drop tidy options from XPath.
> I even propose to think about dropping jtidy library which would mean :
>    - Either Dropping AnchorModifier or finding a better alternative to
>    jtidy to it if it's useful
> IMO, we should drop it, as it doesn't work  with Distributed testing as it
> requires keeping the previous SampleResult response Data to be able to
> which Stripping mode clears.
> --
> Cordialement.
> Philippe Mouawad.

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