Are you writing & verifying XPath in DevTools?

Brave Johen
May 1, 2021


Recently I learned about this concept that Browser DevTools is not the right platform to verify XPath & CSS selectors.

I was shocked that for so many years whatever I was doing that was wrong.

Reason, DevTools is not built just to verify XPath & CSS, it also gives the string search result when we verify with CMD+F.

In DevTools console, it gives wrong results in many cases like shadow DOM, nested Shadow DOM, iframes and nested iframes etc.

Please watch this live demo by SelectorsHub & ChroPath Creator, Sanjay Kumar.

Writing XPath