Click the first line on the Editor. Take note of its ID. Excepting CSS Selectors, no other locators share this feature. If your application uses a lot of CSS, then your developers are likely very familiar with the concept and can help you devise CSS Selectors to find any element on the page. As you can remember, it has an ID of “email,” and we have already accessed it in the “Locating by ID” section.

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XPath allows you to navigate that structure. Locators can be classified into two categories: The choice of locator depends largely on your Application Under Test. It is the most complicated method webvriver identifying elements because of too many different rules and considerations.

You should notice that the “Boston to San Francisco” label becomes highlighted. TestNG is a Testing framework, that covers different types of test designs like a unit test, Relies on the structure of the page.

Every form has input fields with unique names. Most of the automation testers believe that using CSS selector makes the execution of script faster compared to XPath locator.

But the XPath would break when the element structure changes. Hence, you need to put in a more advanced locator technique.


The following example illustrates the interest of filters:. However, it gets tough at times to accurately identify a web UI element. Locators in Selenium IDE: In such situations, we use Partial Link Text to locate elements. Any element on the page can be located via one or more XPaths and most other locators can be expressed as an XPath.

Element Locator

The text locator looks for elements with that contain the supplied text. Make sure that the test application is running: Click the Find button and notice that the “Email or Phone” text box becomes highlighted with yellow and bordered with green, meaning, Selenium IDE was able to locate that element correctly. Tag Name locator is used to find the elements matching the specified Tag Name. Fortunately, Firebug can automatically generate XPath locators.

When multiple elements have the same HTML tag and attribute, only the first one will be recognized. What problems do you foresee with this test? It should take you to the Flight Finder page shown below.

Ethical Hacking Informatica Jenkins. If no element has a matching class attribute name, a NoSuchElementException will be raised. It should go through the login page Adds a suggestion that is rated as moderate and public Then it tests that your suggestion has been added and is present on the suggestions page Finally, it deletes the suggestion.


XPath locators can also be used to specify elements via attributes other than id and name. Locating by ID This is the most common way of locating elements since ID’s are supposed to be unique for each element.

Selenium IDE should be able to highlight the orange box as shown below.

4. Locating Elements — Selenium Python Bindings 2 documentation

Since this tutorial was created, Facebook has changed their Login Page Design. Use this when you know link text used within an anchor tag. These are the lcoators private methods: In some situations, we may need to find links by a portion of the text in a Link Text element.

In certain Selenium Automation Tests, there is a need to control keyboard or