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How to handle failed XPATH lookup in MSXML from AutoIT?

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I am parsing a piece of XML returned from a Web API. I am looking for a particular node. If that node does not exist, according to the MSXML documentation, it returns null.
 
The problem is, I don't know how to check for null in AutoIT. I have read the online API doc for Null, but when I run the script using AutoIt3Wrapper v.2.1.2.9, it does not recognize null.
 
Here is a sample script to show what I mean:
 
$oXMLDOM = ObjCreate("Msxml2.DOMDocument.3.0")
$xml = '<response><error code="1"><![CDATA[ Incorrect password or username ]]></error></response>'
$oXMLDOM.loadXML($xml)
$node = $oXMLDOM.selectSingleNode("/response/error")
MsgBox(0, "", $node.text) ;; No problems
$node = $oXMLDOM.selectSingleNode("/response/token")
;; $node should be 'null' now; how do I check that in AutoIT?
MsgBox(0, "", $node.text) ;; Fails horribly

 

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OK, well, I have kind of found a quick workaround for my problem.

By using ObjName, I can check the name of the COM object returned, which is IXMLDOMElement if it is successful:

If ObjName($node) = "IXMLDOMElement" Then
    MsgBox(0, "", "Success")
Else
    MsgBox(0, "", "Failure")
EndIf

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