How to get the attribute value of a web element in Selenium (using Java or Python)?

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We can get the attribute value of a web element with Selenium webdriver using the method getAttribute and then pass the attribute for which we want to get the value as a parameter to that method.

In an html code, an element is defined with attributes and its values in a key-value pair. Let try to get the class – heading, for the below element on the page −

Syntax

WebElement t =driver.findElement(By.xpath("//li[text()='About Tutorialspoint']"));
String s = t.getAttribute("class");

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 AttribtValue{
   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);
      //URL launch
      driver.get("https://www.tutorialspoint.com/about/about_careers.htm");
      // identify element with xpath
      WebElement t =driver.
      findElement(By.xpath("//li[text()='About Tutorialspoint']"));
      //get value of class attribute
      String s = t.getAttribute("class");
      System.out.println("Class attribute value is : " + s);
      driver.close();
   }
}

Output

raja
Published on 06-Apr-2021 08:08:08
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