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Get HTML Source of WebElement in Selenium WebDriver using Python

I'm using the Python bindings to run Selenium WebDriver.

from selenium import webdriver
wd = webdriver.Firefox()

I know I can grab a webelement like so...

elem = wd.find_element_by_css_selector('#my-id')

And I know I can get the full page source with...

wd.page_source

But is there anyway to get the "element source"?

elem.source   # <-- returns the HTML as a string

The selenium webdriver docs for Python are basically non-existent and I don't see anything in the code that seems to enable that functionality.

Any thoughts on the best way to access the HTML of an element (and its children)?

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Posted 2 months ago

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You can read innerHTML attribute to get source of the content of the element or outerHTML for source with the current element.

Python:

element.get_attribute('innerHTML')

Java:

elem.getAttribute("innerHTML");

C#:

element.GetAttribute("innerHTML");

Ruby:

element.attribute("innerHTML")

JS:

element.getAttribute('innerHTML');

PHP:

$element->getAttribute('innerHTML');

Tested and works with the ChromeDriver.

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