How to get an attribute value of an element in Selenium Webdriver?

We can get an attribute value of an element in the Selenium Webdriver. This is achieved with the help of the getAttribute method. In an html document, each element is identified with its tagname along with the element attributes with their values. To get an attribute value, we have to pass the element attribute as an argument to the getAttribute method.

Let us see the html code of an element and obtain the value of its src attribute. The value of its src attribute shall be /about/images/logo.png.


Code Implementation.

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
public class AttributeVal{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();

      //implicit wait
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

      //application launch

      // identify element
      WebElement l=driver.findElement(By.className("tp-logo"));

      // getAttribute() to get src value
      String value = l.getAttribute("src");
      System.out.println("Src attribute is: "+ value);

      //browser close


Updated on: 22-Nov-2021

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