I have this code: enter image description here

I have a problem clicking a button.

driver.find_element_by_xpath("(.//*[normalize-space(text()) and normalize-space(.)='Editează'])[20]/following::a[1]").click()

And I receive this error:

selenium.common.exceptions.NoSuchElementException: Message: no such element: Unable to locate element: {"method":"xpath","selector":"(.//*[normalize-space(text()) and normalize-space(.)='Editează'])[20]/following::a[1]"}
  (Session info: chrome=73.0.3683.86)

Any ideas?

2 Answers 2


I'm not an expert in xPath, but my understanding is that

.//*[normalize-space(text()) and normalize-space(.)='Editează'])[20]

will lead you to the 20th element with Editează. In this case, it is already a link (a tag).

Therefore, /following::a[1] will try to find a link inside a link - which leads to a failure.

Maybe only


will be enough.


If this is the last td of the last tr of the table, I would recommend using


Especially if the website is multilanguage, and you are not trying to check the text of the button, but trying to achieve the edit action

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