help with libxml

hi - i'm pulling my hair out. the find method simply won't work for me.

here's my xml doc:

<top> <first> <second> </second> </first> </top>

that's it. now after parsing, i do


and i get a result with size 0. i've tried everything. is there a trick to using libxml that i'm missing?

thanks, for any help, dino

Loading development environment (Rails 2.3.3) require 'xml'

require 'xml'


doc = XML::Document.file("public/my.xml")

=> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <top>   <first>     <second>     </second>   </first> </top>

nodes = doc.find('/top/first')

=> #<LibXML::XML::XPath::Object:0x282c3bc>

nodes.each do |node|

?> puts node


<first>     <second>     </second>   </first> => #<LibXML::XML::XPath::Object:0x282c3bc>