XPath (XML Path Language) is language for addressing parts of an XML document, designed to be used by both XSLT and XPointer. It also provides basic facilities for manipulation of strings, numbers and booleans. XPath uses a compact, non-XML syntax. XPath operates on the abstract, logical structure ...

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A way to match on text using CSS locators

So I use xpath locators and slowly converting to CSS. I haven't found a way to do an exact match based on text. For example converting //a[text()='Log Out']. I know you can do css=a:contains('Log ...
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WebDriver: find elements by text

I know that WebDriver can locate links through their text, using find_element_by_link_text or find_element_by_partial_link_text. Is it possible to locate any element (such as li, div, span, ...) by ...
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Is jQuery faster than CSS/Xpath selectors for IE 8.0 in Selenium1?

I am planning to run my existing Selenium 1.x tests in IE 8.0. After checking few blogs and reading this, I tried to run my tests using jQuery locators with the method mentioned here. My tests uses ...
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Which locator do you use with Selenium: CSS or XPath?

I have heard that, when using Selenium, the CSS Locator has better performance than the XPath Locator. Which Locator do you use in your tests? Have you seen a great performance improvement when using ...
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Selenium.click not working on some anchor elements

The application that am working on was recently revamped and as part of that a new JQuery calendar was introduced. I need to click on a link in the calendar to select the time and date. However, ...
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Locating element by link text (anchor tag innerHTML) or xpath fails in Selenium 2.0 Webdriver

I'm using Selenium 2.0 web driver. My script keeps failing whenever I try locating something in my page. It throws an exception whether I locate the element by LinkText or by XPath. ...
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Need help to frame locator for webdriver script

I have a button reach_analysis_button with id="x-auto-7". But directly using that i am not able to locate the element from webdriver. I tried ...
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Using xpath to confirm <h4> text with a <strong tag> in the middle

I'm using the Java Selenium WebDriver implementation. I'm searching for a string literal in an tag which has a tag in the middle, i.e. <h4>Some regular text <strong>followed by strong ...
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How to pull content of a div into a String

I am looking for a way to pull the html or text content of a so I could work with it for a method which validates links amongst text of messages displays on a webpage. I am using selenium and java. ...
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How to indicate an `&nbsp;` in xpath?

Say we have the following HTML code. What I want is to locate to the label element whose text is 'AgendaShowCapacity (1 remaining)' with XPath. <div id="pageContent"> <fieldset> ...
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Xpath captured using Selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC for Links designed in XML

The below xpath which is captured for links in selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC. The links are designed in XML. selenium.ClickAt("xpath=/html/body/div/div[2]/ul/li[3]", ""); ...
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Differences in methods to select an element based on content in XPath

Selecting an anchor link with content, such as <a>test link</a>, I can see three different ways to do it using XPath: a[text()="test link"] a[.="test link"] a[contains(text(), "test ...
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How to get XPath of a list element generated by AJAX?

When I type a keyword ("Documents 1.xml") driver.findElement(By.id("documentSelect_enter")).sendKeys("Documents 1.xml"); in this field: <input id="documentSelect_enter" type="text" ...
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Cannot locate button with changing ID in Selenium

I am working on a project where I have to locate a button. I have used XPath for that, but the button's id changes on every refresh, so I am facing a problem with that. Below is a HTML excerpt. Let me ...
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Correct CSS selector for selenium

Which css selector's correct for the following HTML code ? <li class="active editing" data-index="0"> <div class="view"> <input class="edit"/> </li> I'm trying to get ...
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how to verify no /tr /td rows exist in a table

i am verifying text using these xpaths $I->CanSeeElement("//tbody[contains(tr/td/div/table/tbody/tr/td[1]/text(),$this->Secondarycustomer)]"); ...
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Not able to identify tab in Selenium

Below is code for tab - account.This is third tab. I have to go on tab but I am not able to identify <td class="buttons" nowrap="nowrap" title="Shows data of bank account" ...
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"Element is no longer attached to the DOM” StaleElementReferenceException when selecting HTML table row

I am using Selenium 2/WebDriver for automation. I have a table and am trying to select a row in it. When the test runs, I can see the row become highlighted as if it is clicked, but then immediately I ...
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Selenium Selenium.Core v1.1.4322 - XPath not working

I've got the following XPath expression's working in firebug, that returns the correct element(s): $x("(//input[@class='intervalInput timeInput'])") returns two elements. ...
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Assertion about size of an XML tag

Community, I'm trying to add an assertion for an XML Response that verifies the size of the info of one of the tags. So for example, this is my response: <description>This is your ...
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Looking for a API/tool to validate html snippets

Our UI designers would like to validate that the HTML they specify should appear on a page does, in fact appear on the page as generated by a .jsp. They need to specify a particular set of HTML nodes ...
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How can I dynamically create an xpath string in Python for a webdriver xpath selector?

I am writing a Selenium Webdriver test using python2.7 to use xpath to select a link node set. For each link I need to change the href attribute using driver.execute_script to execute javascript. ...
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Webdriver: How to find the element using text() in xpath?

I'm new to selenium and HTML. I want to perform click operation for the elements "Users" and "Admins" as one after another. Below mentioned is the HTML code, unfortunately I can't modify it. <ul ...
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select random cursors on map using selenium ide

I'm using google map api in my site and I want to test the cursors on map using Selenium IDE. Now I use this code and it works fine: clickAt > xpath=(//map[@id='gmimap85']) but it tests only one ...
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How to find the xpath locator for logout button?

We are currently working on a selenium project. Can you guys help me to find the xpath locator for the logout button in the application? Below is a screenshot of the code for the element for which ...
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How to work with changing element id in the html code

I am working in a ERP where the elements id are changing/rotating randomly. so if I am writing a code to locate a id, next time I run the selenium code it gets me error as the id changes by that time ...
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How to handle dynamically updated params in XPath queries in Selenium?

I am new to Selenium IDE. In my Web application, while playing back the recorded events, some internal id in XPath expression gets changed dynamically. E.g.: (//*[@id='edit_1_undefined']) in this ...
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absolute Xpath is not working for Gmail login page

I have tested the Gmail login page and was trying to verify the Sign in label in the Gmail login page above the user name field. I am using FirePath to generate the Xpath. When I inspect the element ...
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How to generate good locators for elements in Web pages?

This site contains many questions that are about finding the right locator expression (XPath, CSS, etc) for an object in WebPage or about troubleshooting problems related in invalid or dynamic ...
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How to use multiple condition in xpath?

I have tried with the xpath like "//HTMLtag[contains(text(),'Yourtext') and contains(text(),'Yourtext')]", but this case worked for the particular html tag and not for the different tags. how to make ...
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How to validate xpaths in selenium over scripts

I am new to Selenium. I heard that in real time we will not use xpaths generated by tools..rather we will write our own. So i decided to learn writing xpaths. Can u please suggest how to practice ...
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What are the debug tools that i can use for GUI Automation on Internet Explorer?

Are there any tools similar to firebug/firepath that i can use to test the locators on the internet explorer browser? I was running an xpath which works in firefox but fails in IE.
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How can I traverse to a particular element using xpath from a particular node? [closed]

Assume the following DOM fragment: <div id="ctl00_mainContent_ddl_destinationStation1_CTNR" class="search_options_menucontentbg" style="z-index: 999999; display: block;"> <div ...
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Firefinder doesn't find element but Firebug or Selenium IDE do

I have a problem with finding web elements in my web application. When I use Selenium IDE everything is ok, the element can be found. In Firebug or Chrome developer tools is ok as well (element is ...
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AND/OR Operation in Contains Assertion in SOAP UI

There's one tag in my XML response whose elements (JSON Data) always come in different order. Is there any way to create a contains assertion with AND/OR operations or should I just use a Script ...
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Finding grandparent of an element using xpath in selenium

I want to click the parent of an element if the text within the child matches a certain string. I am using contains to find the text and :xpath,"../../" to find the parent. Here is ruby code: ...
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Parsing xpath results in selenium ide

I'm trying to get a list of all the links that follow a certain rule ( their href is Downloads.aspx?<somestring> ) *Note: I'm using Selenium IDE, the Firefox plugin for this. In order to get ...
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How to locate cursors randomly in a map?

There is a lot of cursors in the map. Every time you refresh the map you will get another different cursors with different IDs, o I can't use the IDs. I want to click at any cursor, a tooltip should ...
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Selenium- Unable to save dynamic paths in the list..list shows 0 as size

import java.util.List; import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit; import org.openqa.selenium.By; import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver; import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement; import ...
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Can't click a button [Python + Selenium]

I'm writing a program to automate some actions on a website using Python and Selenium and I need to click a button with this code: <button class="button login" data-popup="login">Change ...
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How to add HTML/text content of a <div> into an array/list?

I am new to selenium and working with xpath. I am using selenium and java to write automated tests for chat messaging web application. I am looking for a way to take a webElement which contains ...
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Webdriver Java : How to identify two identical Ajax Control using xpath

WebApplication has Calender Ajax Control twice on same page. I cannot use id's as ids get generated by Ajax call dynamically . So identifying it using xpaths and classnames. I can identify First ...
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Selecting element by xPath vs. class vs. byId

Selenium WebDriver provides numerous ways to select an element as shown in googledocs (under "implements interfaces"): by class name by id by xpath etc. Is there one that is more "resistant" ...
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How to handle selectors that have ID's that keep changing? [duplicate]

I am using Fire bug in firefox browser to identify a unique id in the web pages using the Xpath feature. Sometimes the Xpaths are not unique, ie: the xpath id is dynamic and keeps changing as the ...
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How to write xpath with variable?

I have an xpath: //*[@id='00QE000000gQ9fv_ACTION_COLUMN']/a[2]/span in this xpath 00QE000000gQ9fv is dynamic and _ACTION_COLUMN remains the same. I stored 00QE000000gQ9fv in a String variable as ...
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How to get unique xpath with dynamic @id?

Hi I am facing problem to identify cause @id is dynamic :- ...
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XPath not recognised in page object model in WebDriver [closed]

xpath not recognised in page object model in webdriver. @FindBy(xpath = "//td[contains (text(),'xxx')]") public WebElement topMenu; topMenu.click(); Error: Unable to locate element: ...
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Finding column with certain text works using xpath but fails with cssSelector

I was trying to locate table column containing text 'Name', and it fails while using cssSelector with 'Unable to locate element' but works with xpath. I tried all the 3 below options with different ...
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How to use Xpath 'contains()' function to locate a Web element in Selenium Webdriver?

I am a beginner in learning Selenium WebDriver and XPath. I am trying to get the "<td>" Element of the Nested Table which Contains string '7-8-9.' Following is the HTML page code: <!DOCTYPE ...
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In WebDriver I need to locate a text that's sibling to a tag

I am using WebDriver and I need to use XPath to get the text that appears after the <br></br> which is "59Min" from the below HTML. <div> 2Hrs, 56Min <br></br> 59Min ...