Get Element Tag Name

The Get Element Tag Name command of the WebDriver API returns the tag name of the referenced web element. If for example the element is an <img>, the returned tag name is "IMG", which is equivalent to calling Element.tagName on the element. For XML/XHTML documents it may be cased differently.

Syntax

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

URL parameters

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

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 = driver.find_element_by_id("q")

print(search_box.tag_name)

Output:

INPUT

Specifications

Specification
WebDriver - Level 2 (WebDriver 2)
# dfn-get-element-tag-name

Browser compatibility

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