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Locating Strategies- (By XPath- starts-with())

In this section, you will learn how to locate a particular web element by XPath- starts-with() method.

"starts-with()" is used to identify an element, when we are familiar with the attributes value (starting with the specified text) of an element.

Let us consider an example in which we will try to locate the Google Search Engine Text box by XPath- Using starts-with() method.

Follow the steps given below to locate the textbox provided on the home page of Google Search Engine.

  • Open URL: https://www.google.co.in/ in your Firefox browser
  • Right click on the Textbox on the sample web page and select Inspect Element
Locating Strategies- By XPath- starts-with()
  • It will launch a window containing all the specific codes involved in the development of the textbox.
Locating Strategies- By XPath- starts-with()
  • Take a note of its id Attribute.
Locating Strategies- By XPath- starts-with()

The syntax for locating elements through XPath- Using starts-with() method can be written as:

or

Using XPath- starts-with method, we can write the Java code along with the dynamic XPath location as:






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