I want to get list of similar element into arraylist using javascriptexecutor. However able to store only single element using javascriptexecutor. Here is my code:

JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;
Objectload=js.executeScript("document.evaluate(\"//article/footer/div[1]/h3/text()[2]\",document,null, XPathResult.STRING_TYPE, null ); return stringValue;");

using this i found only single locator however other element in similar kind of xpath "//article/footer/div[1]/h3/text()[2]\" also exist. Can you plz help me to resolve this..


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List of similar elements can be found by JavascriptExecutor using selenium webdriver in following way:

JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor)driver;

    List<WebElement> eles = (List<WebElement>) js.executeScript("var results = new Array();"
            + "var element = document.evaluate(\"//h3[@class='location']\", document, null, XPathResult.ORDERED_NODE_SNAPSHOT_TYPE, null);"
            + "for ( var i = 0 ; i < element.snapshotLength ; i++ )"
            + "{"
            +    "results.push(element.snapshotItem(i));"
            + "}"
            + "return results;","");

In the above code it is necessary that XpathResult is of SNAPSHOT type.

Through the above list we would get all the elements with h3 tag having class='location'. From then on we can convert those elements into Strings.

List<String> strings = new ArrayList<>();
for(WebElement e : eles)

Following links have been helpful:

  1. findElementsByXpath in Javascript: https://gist.github.com/tit/4695818
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36303869/how-to-use-document-evaluate-to-get-the-list-of-elements-pointed-by-xpath

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