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Selenium Interview Question 15 – What is an XPath?

Selenium Interview Question 15 – What is an XPath?

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What is an XPath?

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Technically speaking:

  • > XPath is a language that is used for traversing through an XML document
  • > XPath is XML Path Language which is used to traverse through the XML file and finding the desired information
    • > Since the structure of HTML is similar to XML, we can use XPath language even to traverse through HTML tags and get the desired information
    • > XPath uses Path expressions to navigate through HTML/XML files and get the desired information
    • > ‘Path expressions’ look similar to File path. Example: /html/body/ul/li/a

Selenium oriented way of answering this question:

  • > XPath expressions are the one of the locator types that can be used for locating the UI elements on the web pages

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