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Why Selenium is not able to handle dynamic web page elements?

A simple method for accessing a web page element is by its name, class name, or ID. If the element has the appropriate ID, name, or class, you can simply enter the respective values into the code and execute the program to function.

However, every time you reload a page, the elements of the page might change. You can also conclude that handling an element is not easy or possible only with the help of a locator. So consider using CSS and XPath. The following techniques can be used to identify dynamic web elements on your webpage.

  • Absolute Path Method - The path that begins at the root is an absolute XPath. This approach could, however, result in your code breaking if your web page's structure changes.
  • Relative XPath using contains or starts with text - If you see a pattern in the web element's attribute values, such as ID or Class, this method could be the preference for managing dynamic web elements.
  • Identify the web element using Index - In a few instances, multiple elements may share the same locator value. For instance, there might be two submit buttons whose ids begin with the "Submit." In this case, you can use the “findElements” function to find the element by index.
  • Use Multiple attributes to locate an element - If a single attribute is insufficient to identify a web element, you can utilize many attributes to identify that element.

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