Node Path

The web pages are usually presented as a HTML text. Web browser converts the web page text in the the DOM (Document Object Model) tree. For example, we have the HTML code:
<html> <head> <title>Test</title> </head> <body> <div>Hello</div> <div>World</div> <span> <div> <img src='hello.gif'> <img src='world.gif'> /div> </span> </body> </html>

which was converted by the web browser into the tree:
DOM tree

The Node Path shows the way to any of the element from the DOM tree. To access the div element containing the word World we can use the following path:

html[0].body[0].div[1] or equivalent html.body.div[1]

The NodePath looks like the XPath but its syntax is different. The missing NodePath index is equivalent to the zero index. In XPath it is equivalent to any index.

Special symbols in the NodePath:

  • * - any index or tag
  • ... - any path


  • html.body.div[*] - path to 2 div nodes
  • html...div[*] - path to 3 div nodes
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