How to get text found between span – Selenium

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We can get the text found within the span tag with Selenium webdriver.

The text of a web element can be captured with the method getText. Let us see an example of an element having the text - © Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved enclosed within the span tag.

Syntax

WebElement l = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//p/span"));
String s = l.getText();

Example

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
public class SpanText{
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver",
"C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Desktop\\Java\\geckodriver.exe");
      WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
      //implicit wait
      driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
      //maximize window
      driver.manage().window().maximize();
      //URL launch
      driver.get("https://www.tutorialspoint.com/index.htm");
      // scroll to element with Javascript Executor
      JavascriptExecutor js = (JavascriptExecutor) driver;
      js.executeScript("window.scrollTo(0, document.body.scrollHeight)");
      // identify element with span and get text
      WebElement l = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//p/span"));
      String s = l.getText();
      System.out.println("Text is: " + s);
      driver.quit();
   }
}

Output

raja
Published on 03-Apr-2021 10:27:18
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