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You access the individual elements using an index which starts at 0. Selenium IDE should be able to highlight the orange box as shown below. Locating by XPath 4. This is much less likely to change and can make your tests more robust. As you can remember, it has an ID of “email,” and we have already accessed it in the “Locating by ID” section. And, we end up working with wrong elements or unable to find them.

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If there is a visible element with text that exactly matches the provided text, the Link Text locator will find it. In this case, the Locatorz is “email. Any element on the page can be located via one or more XPaths and most other locators can be expressed as an XPath. With this strategy, the first element with the name attribute value matching the location will be returned.

Types of Element Locators – Web Performance

It is useful for items that own a unique style. It differs in the way you use it to find the element. This Link Text locator works elmeent on links hyperlinks so it is called as Link Text locator. Locating by CSS Selector is more complicated than the previous methods, but it is the most common locating strategy of advanced Wedriver users because it can access even those elements that have no ID or name.


Web pages, and the underlying DOM are structured hierarchically. Locatoes, they can do some things easily that is somewhat hard to do with XPath. In Selenium IDE, type “document. In this tutorial, we will learn How to deal with file uploads and downloads. Get the test application from internet: And you would be able to use locators in Selenium projects more efficiently than ever before.

Selenium Tutorial: Locators

In this tutorial, you will learn how to integrate Cucumber with Selenium Webdriver. The CSS class locator uses a specific class attribute to get to the first element on a web page. If no element has a matching link text attribute, a NoSuchElementException will be raised.

If it appears in a list or table, then there is a good chance that the IDs can change for future visits to the page and a more complex locator may be required. Every form has input fields with unique names. You have to know the text of the link before. The form in that page has no name and ID attribute, so this will make a good example.


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Each input field in a form has a name. It is very helpful when we want to extract the content within a Tag.

A Scrollbar is a lets you move around screen in horizontal or vertical Locating by Id 4. Locating by XPath 4. This behavior is similar to locating elements using CSS selectors with the same tag and class. Locating Hyperlinks by Link Text 4.

Works qebdriver only on elements with fixed ids and not generated ones. She writes here about Manual Testing and Automation Testing. The answer is through the use of their inner texts.

Each id is supposed to be unique so no chance of matching several elements. Sign up to receive new product announcements Send. About The Author Harsh S. To use locators like the XPath is easy as you give the direct element path.