How to locate an element by partially comparing its attributes in XPath

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How to locate an element by partially comparing its attributes in XPath?
Jun 21, 2019 in Selenium by Lakshya

edited Jun 22, 2019 3,272 views

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Hey Lakshya, you can locate an element by partially comparing its attributes in XPath, as XPath supports the contains() method. It allows partial matching of attribute’s value and thus helps when the attributes use dynamic values while having some fixed part. See the below example to understand better:

xPath usage => //*[contains(@section, 'mobiles')]

The above expression would match all values of section attribute having the word ‘mobiles’ in them.

answered Jun 24, 2019 by Abha
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