I'm testing an application using Cucumber + Java + Selenium and I'm seeing that, most of the type, elements don't have a name, nor an id.
This is the case for almost every component on the page but, more importantly, it's the case for clickable elements which make life harder for me (since I can't do a
findElement(By.id(myId)) and have to be creative with my use of XPath).
I'm thinking about asking the dev to add an id or a name to every clickable element and to not clickable element that changes depending on what you have entered before.
Am I abusing my powers here? If not, what argument can I use to make them see that it's a valid request?