Selenium: Determine status of WebElement by CssSelector


I am identifying a clickable WebElement by CssSelector. An example code I am using is:

String selectorString = "a.some-text.item";

WebElement we = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector(selectorString));;

The problem is, that after the item has been clicked its CssSelector changes to a.some-text.item.clicked. I can still securely identify it by using above selectorString variable. However, I only want to click it if it has not been clicked before.

How can I determine the items status, i.e. whether its cssSelector name is a.some-text.item or a.some-text.item.clicked?

By : nautical


I only want to click it if it has not been clicked before.

Try using :not(selector) function of cssSelector to determine only unclicked element :-

String selectorString = "a.some-text.item:not(.clicked)";

WebElement we = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector(selectorString));;

Edited :- If you want to just determine whether element has contains clicked class or not after clicking then try as below :-

String selectorString = "a.some-text.item";

//Now verify element clicked or not 
WebElement we = driver.findElement(By.cssSelector(selectorString));
String msg =  (we.getAttribute("class").contains("clicked")) ? "element clicked" : "element not clicked";

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