I am not able to select "Event" in following code using text().

<a class="atg-p-8" href="https://www.abc.com">
            <span class="atg-mr-12">... </span>
              " Event

This is the Xpath that I'm using:- ( .//a/span[text() ='Event'] )

  • The span text is ... - "Event" is outside the span. You may also need to use a contains or partial link text function if the spacing between the word and the quotation marks is accurate.
    – Kate Paulk
    Mar 8, 2021 at 12:29

2 Answers 2


the tag have two text node so you have to use the above locator , this checks if any text node of a has Event in it

you can also use:


This will convert all text node to string and then search event in it


You can try as following

driver.find_elements_by_xpath("//*[contains(text(), 'Event')]")

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