I am developing a mobile automation software which use appium internally. When i get a page source i receive an xml which contains mobile elements. My requirement is to generate a unique and shortest and relative XPath for each element(node) in the xml. Approches used so far:

  • XSLT transformation - Not 100% Compatible with Appium.

Appreciate any help for the matter.

XPath 3.1 has the function path() so //node()/path() will give you the paths of all nodes. However, these are XPath 3.1 paths - they will use the notation Q{uri}local to refer to element and attribute names. Generating path expressions with earlier versions of XPath is difficult because of the namespace problem - there's no way of generating names for namespaced elements that isn't either (a) dependent on the externally-supplied namespace context, or (b) very verbose (*[local-name()='z' and namespace-uri() = 'y'])

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.