Getting error while inspecting the search box in google.

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When I am trying to use ClassName for locating the search box in google I am getting this error:

org.openqa.selenium.InvalidSelectorException: invalid selector: Compound class names not permitted
  (Session info: chrome=71.0.3578.98)

Can someone help please?

I am using the following statement:

driver.findElement(By.className("gLFyf gsfi")).sendKeys("Hello world");}

Dec 21, 2018 in Selenium by Jino
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By looking at your error it seems that there are multiple class with the same name and selenium cannot locate it using ClassName. 

Its better you try it using ID , Xpath or CSS Selector.

I used CSS Selector and it worked fine:

driver.findElement(By.cssSelector("#tsf > div:nth-child(2) > div > div.RNNXgb > div > div.a4bIc > input")).sendKeys("Hello World");

Hope it was of help.

answered Dec 21, 2018 by Nabarupa

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