Implementation of Xpath in Selenium

2It is to identify the elements  with tag names

2It is of two types

1)relative x path

2) Absolute x path

1) Relative x path:-

2we can identify the elements  with the help of parent tag and with unique attributes.

2In attributes we can provide multiple also to identify the element.

Ex:-//input [@id=’id’]


//input [@id=’f-id’ and @name=’name’]

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2) Absolute xpath:---

2By using relative xpath if we are unable identify the element then we can go absolute path

2It will identify the element with the complete  hierarchal xml path of the element.

2we can take the absolute xpath from the tool fire path .It is an  add on for firebug.


2Launch  Firefox and open below url

2Go to the above path click on “add to Firefox”

2install now

How to capture xpath:-

2Right click on the element click on inspect else with firebug and then click on the tagitive element and then click on inspect in fire path

2By default it generates relative x path

2To got the absolute xpath àclick on arrow mark at fire pathàselect general xpath

2Done fire bug and capture the xpath again to get the absolute xpath

Note:-xpath should always starts with “//”(or)”xpath=”

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DOM(document  object model):-

2This approach is derived from java script

2It will identify the elements based on the form name.



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