from selenium.common.exceptions import NoSuchElementException def check_exists_by_xpath(xpath): try: webdriver.find_element_by_xpath(xpath) except NoSuchElementException: return False return True
For b): Moreover, you can take the XPath expression as a standard throughout all your scripts and create functions as above mentions for universal use.
I recommend to use CSS selectors. I recommend not to mix/use “by id”, “by name”, etc. and use one single approach instead.