Questions tagged [xpath]

XPath (XML Path Language) is language for addressing parts of an XML document, designed to be used by both XSLT and XPointer. It also provides basic facilities for manipulation of strings, numbers and booleans. XPath uses a compact, non-XML syntax. XPath operates on the abstract, logical structure of an XML document, rather than its surface syntax.

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Notion of dynamic element

After watching videos on dynamic x-path in Selenium I want to ask: Q1: what does "dynamic" actually mean? Does it mean that the value changes at runtime or it can change over a period of time with no ...
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Which is more efficient mechanism for Object Identification in QTP - Xpath or Ordinal Identifiers?

Which is more efficient mechanism for Object Identification in QTP - Xpath or Ordinal Identifiers ?
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How to verify no /tr /td rows exist in a table?

I am verifying text using these Xpaths, $I->CanSeeElement("//tbody[contains(tr/td/div/table/tbody/tr/td[1]/text(),$this->Secondarycustomer)]"); $I->CanSeeElement("//tbody[contains(...
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How can I traverse to a particular element using xpath from a particular node? [closed]

Assume the following DOM fragment: <div id="ctl00_mainContent_ddl_destinationStation1_CTNR" class="search_options_menucontentbg" style="z-index: 999999; display: block;"> <div id="...
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Finding grandparent of an element using xpath in selenium

I want to click the parent of an element if the text within the child matches a certain string. I am using contains to find the text and :xpath,"../../" to find the parent. Here is ruby code: test=@...
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Locating element by link text (anchor tag innerHTML) or xpath fails in Selenium 2.0 Webdriver

I'm using Selenium 2.0 web driver. My script keeps failing whenever I try locating something in my page. It throws an exception whether I locate the element by LinkText or by XPath. driver....
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How to handle selectors that have ID's that keep changing? [duplicate]

I am using Fire bug in firefox browser to identify a unique id in the web pages using the Xpath feature. Sometimes the Xpaths are not unique, ie: the xpath id is dynamic and keeps changing as the ...
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Firefinder doesn't find element but Firebug or Selenium IDE do

I have a problem with finding web elements in my web application. When I use Selenium IDE everything is ok, the element can be found. In Firebug or Chrome developer tools is ok as well (element is ...
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Selecting element by xPath vs. class vs. byId

Selenium WebDriver provides numerous ways to select an element as shown in googledocs (under "implements interfaces"): by class name by id by xpath etc. Is there one that is more "resistant" (i.e....
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What are the debug tools that i can use for GUI Automation on Internet Explorer?

Are there any tools similar to firebug/firepath that i can use to test the locators on the internet explorer browser? I was running an xpath which works in firefox but fails in IE.
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Can't click a button [Python + Selenium]

I'm writing a program to automate some actions on a website using Python and Selenium and I need to click a button with this code: <button class="button login" data-popup="login">Change User<...
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AND/OR Operation in Contains Assertion in SOAP UI

There's one tag in my XML response whose elements (JSON Data) always come in different order. Is there any way to create a contains assertion with AND/OR operations or should I just use a Script ...
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How to use multiple condition in xpath?

I have tried with the xpath like "//HTMLtag[contains(text(),'Yourtext') and contains(text(),'Yourtext')]", but this case worked for the particular html tag and not for the different tags. how to make ...
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How to get XPath of a list element generated by AJAX?

When I type a keyword ("Documents 1.xml") driver.findElement(By.id("documentSelect_enter")).sendKeys("Documents 1.xml"); in this field: <input id="documentSelect_enter" type="text" style="width:...
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How to pull content of a div into a String

I am looking for a way to pull the html or text content of a so I could work with it for a method which validates links amongst text of messages displays on a webpage. I am using selenium and java. ...
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Using xpath to confirm <h4> text with a <strong tag> in the middle

I'm using the Java Selenium WebDriver implementation. I'm searching for a string literal in an tag which has a tag in the middle, i.e. <h4>Some regular text <strong>followed by strong ...
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Webdriver Java : How to identify two identical Ajax Control using xpath

WebApplication has Calender Ajax Control twice on same page. I cannot use id's as ids get generated by Ajax call dynamically . So identifying it using xpaths and classnames. I can identify First ...
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How to validate xpaths in selenium over scripts

I am new to Selenium. I heard that in real time we will not use xpaths generated by tools..rather we will write our own. So i decided to learn writing xpaths. Can u please suggest how to practice ...
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In WebDriver I need to locate a text that's sibling to a tag

I am using WebDriver and I need to use XPath to get the text that appears after the <br></br> which is "59Min" from the below HTML. <div> 2Hrs, 56Min <br></br> 59Min ...
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Looking for a API/tool to validate html snippets

Our UI designers would like to validate that the HTML they specify should appear on a page does, in fact appear on the page as generated by a .jsp. They need to specify a particular set of HTML nodes ...
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How to write xpath with variable?

I have an xpath: //*[@id='00QE000000gQ9fv_ACTION_COLUMN']/a[2]/span in this xpath 00QE000000gQ9fv is dynamic and _ACTION_COLUMN remains the same. I stored 00QE000000gQ9fv in a String variable as ...
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How to get unique xpath with dynamic @id? [duplicate]

Hi I am facing problem to identify cause @id is dynamic :- //div[@id='SubmissionWizard:LOBWizardStepGroup:LineWizardStepSet:WC7LineCoverageScreen:WC7LineCoverageCV:WC7ConditionsDV:5:CoverageInputSet:...
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WebDriver: find elements by text

I know that WebDriver can locate links through their text, using find_element_by_link_text or find_element_by_partial_link_text. Is it possible to locate any element (such as li, div, span, ...) by ...
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How to work with changing element id in the html code [duplicate]

I am working in a ERP where the elements id are changing/rotating randomly. so if I am writing a code to locate a id, next time I run the selenium code it gets me error as the id changes by that time ...
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select random cursors on map using selenium ide

I'm using google map api in my site and I want to test the cursors on map using Selenium IDE. Now I use this code and it works fine: clickAt > xpath=(//map[@id='gmimap85']) but it tests only one ...
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how to use xpath for the following case

.//*[@id='colDiv_Apr282014']/div[5]/div[1] .//*[@id='colDiv_Apr282014']/div[9]/div[1] .//*[@id='colDiv_Apr282014']/div[11]/div[1] In the xpath above, you can see the value inside the first div-is ...
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Find text using Xpath with class (vb.net)

Hey guys ! This is on what I'm working on : Dim url As String = "http://brayket.byethost9.com/index.php?/shoutbox/" Dim web As New HtmlWeb() Dim doc As HtmlDocument = web.Load(url) Dim ...
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XPath not recognised in page object model in WebDriver [closed]

xpath not recognised in page object model in webdriver. @FindBy(xpath = "//td[contains (text(),'xxx')]") public WebElement topMenu; topMenu.click(); Error: Unable to locate element: {"method":"...
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Parsing xpath results in selenium ide

I'm trying to get a list of all the links that follow a certain rule ( their href is Downloads.aspx?<somestring> ) *Note: I'm using Selenium IDE, the Firefox plugin for this. In order to get ...
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Xpath captured using Selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC for Links designed in XML

The below xpath which is captured for links in selenium IDE is not running in Selenium RC. The links are designed in XML. selenium.ClickAt("xpath=/html/body/div/div[2]/ul/li[3]", ""); selenium....
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Is jQuery faster than CSS/Xpath selectors for IE 8.0 in Selenium1?

I am planning to run my existing Selenium 1.x tests in IE 8.0. After checking few blogs and reading this, I tried to run my tests using jQuery locators with the method mentioned here. My tests uses ...
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How to handle dynamically updated params in XPath queries in Selenium?

I am new to Selenium IDE. In my Web application, while playing back the recorded events, some internal id in XPath expression gets changed dynamically. E.g.: (//*[@id='edit_1_undefined']) in this ...
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How to locate cursors randomly in a map?

There is a lot of cursors in the map. Every time you refresh the map you will get another different cursors with different IDs, o I can't use the IDs. I want to click at any cursor, a tooltip should ...
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Need help to frame locator for webdriver script

I have a button reach_analysis_button with id="x-auto-7". But directly using that i am not able to locate the element from webdriver. I tried ("//div(@class=’x-window-bwrap’)/div[@class=’x-...
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Selenium Selenium.Core v1.1.4322 - XPath not working

I've got the following XPath expression's working in firebug, that returns the correct element(s): $x("(//input[@class='intervalInput timeInput'])") returns two elements. $x("(//input[@class='...
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Not able to identify tab in Selenium

Below is code for tab - account.This is third tab. I have to go on tab but I am not able to identify <td class="buttons" nowrap="nowrap" title="Shows data of bank account" onclick="document....
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How to indicate an `&nbsp;` in xpath?

Say we have the following HTML code. What I want is to locate to the label element whose text is 'AgendaShowCapacity (1 remaining)' with XPath. <div id="pageContent"> <fieldset> &...
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Differences in methods to select an element based on content in XPath

Selecting an anchor link with content, such as <a>test link</a>, I can see three different ways to do it using XPath: a[text()="test link"] a[.="test link"] a[contains(text(), "test link")...

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