I’m trying to address the text
Aug 7, 2019 at 9:34 am ET in the following code with XPath:
<span class="meta"><span class="authordata"> <a href="https://example.com" title="Posts by me" rel="author">Author</a></span> | Aug 7, 2019 at 9:34 am ET </span>
I use this Xpath expressions
//span[@class="meta"]/text() , which always worked for me in such cases – but fail and get just emptyness.
I tried some variants too, like
//span[@class="meta"]/text – but failed too.
What could be the correct Xpath to
Aug 7, 2019 at 9:34 am ET?
//span[@class="meta"]/text() is not returning what you want, then there may be a text node, perhaps containing only whitespace, before your targeted text. (That expression will return all text node children of the targeted
span, but in XPath 1.0 as an argument to a function requiring a string, only the first node of a node set is used.)
Since you probably don’t want the preceding
| anyway, you might try calling
substring-after on the string value of the parent element…
This XPath 1.0 expression,
will evaluate to
Aug 7, 2019 at 9:34 am ET
Answered By – kjhughes
Answer Checked By – Gilberto Lyons (BugsFixing Admin)