How to use relative xpath for locating a web-element by particular Attribute?

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I am trying to use Xpath. Using absolute Xpath is very lengthy and complicated. I want to know as how can I use relative Xpath by using Attribute to locate a web-element?

Thank you in advance.
Dec 24, 2018 in Selenium by Anjali
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Hello @User,

Taking a simple example of facebook,

You want to locate the Email or Phone. 

Let's Inspect the element and see what it has for us.

<input type="email" class="inputtext" name="email" id="email" data-testid="royal_email">

Here we have many attributes to use such as type, class, name, id , data-testid.

You can directly use ID using


As you want to use the XPath lets see how to make use of relative Xpath.

the expression will come out to be as 


which will be used as follows:


This way you can use relative Xpath to locate an element using an Attribute.

Hope this helps.

answered Dec 24, 2018 by Nabarupa

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