I have tried to identify the element using id or name in Playwright, but playwright throws an error:
"Unknown engine "name" while parsing selector name=startcreateddate createStackless".
My code is:
How can I select an element by Id or name in Playwright?
I’m guessing you’re trying to select elements that look something like those in the following example, and doing it in the browser console during a debug session initiated by a Playwright Python script (based on your tag).
For selecting an element with an id:
For selecting an element with a
The reason for the bizarre-looking error in your console is that
foo= syntax is used to set the selection engine, like
name= is not a valid engine option.
Here’s a complete runnable example (you can paste the above commands into the browser console when it pauses on the breakpoint):
from playwright.sync_api import expect, sync_playwright # 1.37.0 html = """<!DOCTYPE html><html><body> <p id="foo">hello</p> <input name="startcreateddate" value="world"> </body></html>""" def main(): with sync_playwright() as p: browser = p.chromium.launch(headless=False) page = browser.new_page() page.set_content(html) page.pause() # paste the code above into the browser console # just in case you want to see these selectors in Python... p = page.locator("#foo") date = page.locator('[name="startcreateddate"]') print(p.text_content()) print(date.get_attribute("value")) expect(p).to_have_text("hello") expect(date).to_have_value("world") browser.close() if __name__ == "__main__": main()