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Selenium Java Tutorial

Xpath In Selenium

What Is Xpath/XML Path In Selenium ?

Xpath is the XML path expression used for navigating through the HTML structure of a web page to find the location of any element on a web page using HTML DOM structure.
Xpath can be used for both HTML and XML documents.
Basic Syntax Of Xpath :

//tag_name[@attribute_name='value of attribute'];

What Are The Different Types Of Xpaths ?
There are two strategies to locate any element in selenium by xpath :
  1. Absolute Xpath

  2. Relative Xpath

​ ​ Absolute Xpath
Absolute xpath is a path that starts from the root node of XML/HTML document and navigate to the required node following one node at a time. In this, xpath is created using a single slash '/'. ​

Relative Xpath
It's an expression which starts from the middle of DOM structure and is represented by a double slash '//' denoting the current node.
Note :- Relative xpath is always preferred over absolute path because if the page changes dynamically then absolute path will be changed that will cause error.

Here is an example code for xpath =>

package seleniumexamples; import org.openqa.selenium.By; import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver; import; ​ public class XPathExample { public static void main(String[] args) throws InterruptedException { // TODO Auto-generated method stub WebDriver driver; String baseURL=""; //Launch the web browser System.setProperty("",

"..\\SeleniumJava\\drivers\\chromedriver99.exe"); driver=new ChromeDriver(); //To maximize the size of window driver.manage().window().maximize(); //Navigate through an URL driver.get(baseURL); //Locate by xpath driver.findElement(By.xpath("//img[@src='']")).click(); Thread.sleep(200); //Close the current window driver.close(); } }

Know More :- If you want to learn more about xpath then follow this link XPath-Axes... Refer next page Gmail Automation Example
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