Identify element in selenium is very interesting and give good feeling if object found. Today we will discuss how to identify element.
Selenium provide following ways to identify elements in a page by
Sample HTML code is given below
<input id="gbqfq" class="gbqfif" type="text" value="" autocomplete="off" name="q" spellcheck="false">
id in above given code is "gbqfq", so here is how to identify it
if you will notice that name("q") is also given in the code and we can identify this element by name as following..
if you will notice that name("q") is also given in the code and we can identify this element by name and id using xpath as following..
driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@id = 'gbqfq']"));
driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@name = 'q']"));
If in case you have HTML code where attribute values are changing dynamically but the text associated with web-element remain unchanged. Ex:
Sample HTML code :
<a class=":ab" id = "ab 80" name = ":xyz"> Click Me </a>
Lets say that class, id and name are getting changed every time then use following
driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[text() = 'Click Me']"));
* If there is a situation where multiple web elements sharing common html code then use following..
//descendant::input[@attribute = 'value']
Here  is pointing second element.
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