Mastering XPATH for Selenium Testers [With Locator CheatSheet]

  • XPath can be used to navigate through elements and attributes in an XML document.
  • XPath is a syntax for defining parts of an XML document
  • XPath uses path expressions to navigate in XML documents
  • Mastering XPath/ CSS is essential for the Selenium test automation engineers to locate dynamic web elements, elements without ids or names, and elements with dynamic ids and names.
  • Absolute XPath starts with the root break when minor structural changes lengthier and hence they are not readable /html/body/header/div/a /html/body/header/div/a
  • Relative Xpath Relative XPaths are started with two forward slashes ‘// locating elements with respect to an element with known (solid) XPath //form/div[@id =’divUsername’]/input Absolute XPaths are faster than the relative XPaths




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