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I want to test the Ebay site login, without using Xpath. It is not working, right now. I tried for hours to make this work. Please tell me what I am doing wrong and how to fix it.

This is what I am doing:

  1. Open Google website
  2. Search for “ebay” website
  3. Click on the appropriate result
  4. Go to http://www.ebay.com website
  5. Click on the “Sign in” link to navigate to the ebay login page
  6. Enter email address/password
  7. Click on Sign In button
  8. Verify your user name.

package Script;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;

public class TestEbay_login {
    public void ebay_login() throws InterruptedException {

            System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver", "C:\\Users\\Senani\\Downloads\\Programs\\geckodriver-v0.23.0-win64\\geckodriver.exe");
            WebDriver driver = new  FirefoxDriver();
            driver.findElement(By.linkText("Sign in")).click();


FAILED: ebay_login org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchElementException: Unable to locate element: a[href='www.ebay.com'] For documentation on this error, please visit: https://www.seleniumhq.org/exceptions/no_such_element.html Build info: version: '3.141.59', revision: 'e82be7d358', time: '2018-11-14T08:25:48'

update question how to find unique anything this element. Can anyone help me. I'm stuck in this code.

<a href="https://www.ebay.com/" ping="/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;rct=j&amp;url=https://www.ebay.com/&amp;ved=2ahUKEwjDpP21_c_fAhWLLY8KHXYwB9gQFjAAegQIAxAC">
    <h3 class="LC20lb">eBay: Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More</h3>
    <div style="display:inline-block" class="TbwUpd">
        <cite class="iUh30">https://www.ebay.com/</cite>
  • above code I tried Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 19:55
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    so nothing. the error states Unable to locate element: a[href='www.ebay.com'], so that element must not be on the page
    – Doug Clark
    Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 20:27
  • reason is i cannot understand how to get the above image ebay link Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 20:30
  • 1
    so find a unique identifying attribute for the link, use the dev console?
    – Doug Clark
    Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 20:34
  • update my question Commented Jan 2, 2019 at 20:58

1 Answer 1


It looks live you've answered your own question


but the DOM says that element is

<a href="https://www.ebay.com/" ..../>

So update your code to reflect this different href exactly

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