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getAttribute

Get an attribute from an DOM-element based on the selector and attribute name. Returns a list of attribute values if selector matches multiple elements.

Usage

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browser.getAttribute(selector,attributeName);

Parameters

Param Type Details
selector String element with requested attribute
attributeName String requested attribute

Example

index.html
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<form action="/submit" method="post" class="loginForm">
<input type="text" name="name" placeholder="username"></input>
<input type="text" name="password" placeholder="password"></input>
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="submit"></input>
</form>
getAttribute.js
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it('should demonstrate the getAttribute command', function () {
var form = $('form')
var attr = form.getAttribute('method')
console.log(attr) // outputs: "post"
// or
console.log(browser.getAttribute('form', 'method')) // outputs: "post"
// if your selector matches multiple elements it returns an array of results
var allInputs = $$('.loginForm input')
console.log(allInputs.getAttribute('name')) // outputs: ['name', 'password', 'submit']
})

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