tag_name element method – Selenium Python

Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. To open a webpage using Selenium Python, checkout – Navigating links using get method – Selenium Python. Just being able to go to places isn’t terribly useful. What we’d really like to do is to interact with the pages, or, more specifically, the HTML elements within a page. There are multiple strategies to find an element using Selenium, checkout – Locating Strategies

This article revolves around how to use tag_name method in Selenium. tag_name method is used to get name of tag you are referring to.

Syntax –

element.tag_name

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<input type="text" name="passwd" id="passwd-id" />

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To find an element one needs to use one of the locating strategies, For example,



element = driver.find_element_by_id("passwd-id")
element = driver.find_element_by_name("passwd")
element = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//input[@id='passwd-id']")

Also, to find multiple elements, we can use –

elements = driver.find_elements_by_name("passwd")

Now one can get tag name of this element with –

element.tag_name

How to use tag_name element method in Selenium Python ?

Let’s try to get element and its tag_name at geeksforgeeks using tag_name method.
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# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# get element 
element = driver.find_element_by_id("gsc-i-id2")
  
# get tag_name
print(element.tag_name)

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Output-

clear element method - Selenium Python

Terminal Output –
tag_name-element-method-Selelnium-Python

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