Trying my hands on selenium these days. When I inspect the element with firebug this is displayed as selected: None

I am not able to locate this element that has span element as None How do I locate/find this element.

  • show us the HTML code please – Yu Zhang Sep 19 '16 at 8:16
  • <a class="chosen-single" tabindex="-1"><span>None</span><div><b></b></div></a> – Rohan Kalia Sep 19 '16 at 8:18

You can locate this element via Xpath or Css selector without using its attribute, which it does not have any.

For example:


a[class='chosen-single'] span 
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  • Still not working the xpath expression I used is: driver.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@class='chosen-single']/span")).click(); – Rohan Kalia Sep 19 '16 at 8:32
  • can you please provide the whole page's html? – Yu Zhang Sep 19 '16 at 8:54
  • <div id="id_center_chosen" class="chosen-container chosen-container-single chosen-with-drop chosen-container-active" style="width: 195px;" title=""> <a class="chosen-single" tabindex="-1"> <span>None</span> – Rohan Kalia Sep 19 '16 at 9:58

You can use below snippet:



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Best option would be try locating the element using s Selenium IDE with Firefox. Then Navigate to Options->Format and select the language that your are working on. Then Again from the IDE click on the "Source" tab and look how Selenium IDE perform the element identification part.

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this could be your help

how to find int value within span class Selenium C#

try to bring exact error if possible

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You can try contains.Example:

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