troubleshooting Question

do we need document object to use xpath

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Hi,

I am reading as below

create document object as below.


Document document = builder.parse(
new FileInputStream("c:\\customers.xml"));



then use XPath by creating an xpath object using XPathFactory.
Reading names of all customers
String expression = "/Customers/Customer/firstname";
NodeList nodeList = (NodeList) xPath.compile(expression).evaluate(xmlDocument, XPathConstants.NODESET);


do we need document object to use xpath?
please advise
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