element is not found //HTML Code

<input type="text" maxlength="61" style="width:185px;" value="" name="name73652d80" onblur="fieldTrack(this);

input type="text" onblur="fieldTrack(this);" onfocus="javascript:checkFullName(document.forms[0].name73652d80.value);" onclick="javascript:UncheckAllOptions();" maxlength="30" style="width:185px;" value="" name="login73652d80"/>

// My Selenium code


The above code execute successfully but the below code are fail I did some permutation with contains and starts-with method but its not working

  • Did you check second input is not a tag. So may be this is issue from UI side.
    – Sagar007
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 7:32

3 Answers 3


Here is change that I have made in your code-

are they 2 different textboxes or single one? If you add screenshot of your textboxes it will clear to all of us-

WebElement nameTbox= driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[starts-with(@type,'text')][contains(@name,'name73652d80')])]"));

Solution 1 :

You are putting extra brackets for this. So remove it:


Solution 2 :

You have to use conditions for xpath.

//input[starts-with(@type,'text') and contains(@name,'login')]

Please let me know If any query.


Did you try looking at the second xpath in firepath?

It is a possibility that with the second xpath there are more than one element present on the screen and that's why your webdriver is not able to find the xpath.

I guess the first one will be failing and the second should be passing because you are using @name, 'name' in first but the @name,'login' in second. So the second should be correct.

  • Hi, I did both but still my code is fail
    – Mahesh
    Commented May 10, 2016 at 13:54

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