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I already got the Xpath, but when I'm trying send keys there is error :

 Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "C:\Users\Admin\PycharmProjects\Belajar1\Register.py", line 23, in test_register
self.email = self.driver.find_element_by_xpath(".//*[@id='email']").send_keys("dssdf")
 File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webelement.py", line 334, in send_keys
self._execute(Command.SEND_KEYS_TO_ELEMENT, {'value': typing})
 File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webelement.py", line 460, in _execute
return self._parent.execute(command, params)
 File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webdriver.py", line 201, in execute
 File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\errorhandler.py", line 188, in check_response
raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)

Help please. I am new in selenium with python.

  • This looks like a pop up box or a frame. Have you switched to the frame and then tried to enter the code? – demouser123 Feb 20 '16 at 14:26
  • yes, I already made code : switch to frame but didn't work. – Santi Feb 20 '16 at 14:27
  • Wait. It's not a pop- up. have you tried using the actions class to jump to this element. I think this is a hover over menu, which can be solved by using Actions. – demouser123 Feb 20 '16 at 14:29
  • do you mean using Actionchains? – Santi Feb 20 '16 at 14:53
  • Yes. Precisely. – demouser123 Feb 20 '16 at 14:53

As @FDM mentioned the $x("//*[@id='email']") will find 2 matching elements. So you need to build a locator that is more unique/precise. If you search it in Firebug or any other console you'll notice that it yields two matching nodes.

I'm not sure in Python how it should be, but I tried this in Java using the following CSS selector and it worked.

driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("div[id=top-user-menu-wrapper] input[id=email]")).sendKeys("test");
  • thank you @ilm @FDM it's work. python : self.email = self.driver.find_element_by_css_selector("div[id=top-user-menu-wrapper] input[id=email]") – Santi Feb 22 '16 at 6:20
  • @Santi Your Welcome! – ilm Feb 23 '16 at 2:56

Try executing the following command in Chrome (F12 < Console):


You will see that the page has two elements with this identifier (which is, in fact, not conforming to the meaning of id).

When the email field is visible, as in your screenshot, it is actually the second email field that you see. But Selenium finds the first element which is invisible, and thus your code fails.

Solution: try making your XPath more specific.

  • I use path : $x("//*[@id='email']") – Santi Feb 22 '16 at 1:20
  • Well... that's probably the problem, if you read my answer carefully. :) – FDM Feb 22 '16 at 6:34
  • yes.. after analyze again, i get it.. sorry for my bad.... i am new in automation test. @FDM 😄 😄 – Santi Feb 22 '16 at 9:54

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