I am attempting to use Apache Digester (V3) to process an XML file which consists of 'thread-dumps' : so file consists of many thread-dumps, one thread-dump consists of many threads, and something thread consists of a stacktrace, featuring its many lines

Such as this: (Simplified)

<threaddumps>
<threaddump name="xxx">
<thread name="thread-1">
<stacktrace>
<line>
java.lang.wait
</line>
<line>
...
</line>
</stacktrace>
</thread>
<thread name="thread-2">
...
</threaddump>
<threaddump name="yyy">
...
</threaddumps>

I'm utilizing a XML-based rule to process this input file fragment below:

<pattern value="thread">
                <object-create-rule classname="mypackagemodel.Thread"/>
                <set-next-rule methodname="addThread" paramtype="mypackagemodel.Thread"/>
                <set-properties-rule>
                    <alias attr-name="name" prop-name="name" />
                </set-properties-rule>
                <pattern value="stacktrace/line">
                        <object-create-rule classname="mypackagemodel.StackLine"/>
                        <set-next-rule methodname="addStackLine" paramtype="mypackagemodel.StackLine"/>
                        <!-- need something here -->
                </pattern>  
</pattern>

How do you pull that text out of the among 'line' tags though ? I am already matching on 'stacktrace/line', there's no sub-element to make use of - what exactly pattern can one use ?

One other way of putting it - The 'StackLine' object has been produced and connected properly - its exactly that I'm not sure things to call my 'setName()' setter with ?

(In XSLT you might generally use '.' or 'current()' inside a similar scenario for example)

First got it : apparently a clear pattern string will match the present node's text:

This labored for me personally:

<bean-property-setter-rule pattern="" propertyname="line"/>