How to find elements by XPath selectors in Playwright?

Playwright supports one of the most popular ways to parse HTML content in web scraping - XPath selectors. To use XPath in Playwright we can use page.locator() method and prefix our selector with xpath= or //. For example:

from playwright.sync_api import sync_playwright

with sync_playwright() as pw:
    browser = pw.chromium.launch(headless=False)
    context = browser.new_context(viewport={"width": 1920, "height": 1080})
    page = context.new_page()

    h2_element = page.locator("//h2")
    # or 
    h2_element = page.locator("xpath=//h2")

⚠ It's possible that this command will try to find elements before the page has fully loaded if it's a dynamic javascript page. For more see How to wait for page to load in Playwright?

Also see: How to find elements by CSS selectors in Playwright?

Question tagged: Playwright, XPath

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