Which Selenium WebDriver locator is faster?

Zhimin Zhan
3 min readJan 27, 2021

According to this article on Medium: “Which locator is faster in identifying elements in Selenium?”, the order of Selenium Locators (fast to slow) is “ID, Name, CSS, XPath”.

Today I did a benchmark test to compare those 4 Selenium locators, I got quite different results. As we know, the time took to identify one web element is very much dependent on the page content. There are many…

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