Arjuna Advanced Locators: Axes Locator¶
- In DOM, if you are at a specific GuiWidget, then there are four basic directions of movement:
Up: Towards ancestors
Down: Towards descendants
Left: Towards preceding siblings
Right: Towards successding siblings
All the above directions of movements are supported in XPath.
Arjuna provides its axes locator to cater to the most common needs of uses the concept of Axis in XPath, without you writing an XPath.
Coded Axes Locator¶
In code, you use Arjuna’s axes pbject to define axes with a start node (See node Locator) as the argument to its constructor. Then you can use its builder methods for directions and specifying node in each direction.
In the above code, you specify that the node (See node Locator) with id user_login is the starting point. From there, move in the up direction (towards ancestors) and find a GuiWidget with label tag.
You can use any of the directions - up, down, left or right in the same manner.
You can chain the directions as well:
GNS Axes (Unique Directions)¶
In GNS, you represent axes locator as a YAML dict with a start key and one more of up, down, left or right keys.
The values for these keys are equivalent of node Locator.
axes1: axes: start: id: user_login up: tags: label axes_dir_multi: axes: start: id: user_login up: tags: form down: classes: button
GNS Axes (Repeated Directions)¶
If in GNS, you want to repeat the directions, then instead of axes specification as a dictionary you can use the YAML list format:
axes_dir_repeat: axes: - start: tags: html - down: classes: button - up: tags: form - down: tags: p - right: tags: p - left: tags: p - down: tags: input