Get Element Attribute

The Get Element Attribute command of the WebDriver API returns the attribute of the referenced web element. If for example the element is an <img>, the returned attribute is "//TODO", which is equivalent to calling Element.getAttribute on the element. For XML/XHTML documents it may be cased differently.

Syntax

Method URI template
GET /session/{session id}/element/{element id}/attribute/{name}

URL parameters

session id
Identifier of the session.
element id
Identifier of the web element to get the tag name of.
name
Identifier of the attribute of web element to get.

Errors

Session not created
Session does not exist.
No such window
The window object has been discarded, indicating that the tab or window has been closed.
Unexpected alert open
A user prompt, such as window.alert, blocks execution of command until it is dealt with.

Examples

Python:

from selenium import webdriver

session = webdriver.Firefox()
session.get("https://google.com/?hl=en")
search_box = session.find_element_by_id("q")

print(search_box.get_attribute("id"))

Output:

q

Specifications

Specification
WebDriver - Level 2 (WebDriver 2)
# dfn-get-element-attribute

Browser compatibility

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