Web Elements Included in and Excluded From the Object Hierarchy

Applies to TestComplete 15.10, last modified on November 30, 2021

A web page markup can contain a large number of nested elements. For simplicity, the object hierarchy that TestComplete generates does not include some elements. For example, it does not include intermediate container elements that do not have any text content.

The following lists describe how web objects are filtered in the Object Browser:

Included

  • The following elements, always:

    A
    BUTTON
    CAPTION
    DIV
    EMBED
    FIELDSET
    FORM
    IFRAME
    IMG
    LABEL
    LEGEND
    MARQUEE
    OBJECT
    SELECT
    TABLE
    TD
    TH
    TEXTAREA
  • Custom elements implemented with Web Components technologies.

  • Other elements, only if they have any of the following:

    • text contents (in the element, not in its child elements)

    • a role other than presentation

    Example

    Note: If the Use legacy web testing features project option is enabled, SPAN elements with no text contents of their own are not included in the object hierarchy regardless of their role attribute.

Not Included

  • Child OPTION elements of SELECT elements

  • Hidden INPUT fields: <input type="hidden">

  • SCRIPT, STYLE elements and comments

The web object structure in Name Mapping matches the object structure in the Object Browser. However, if the objects are mapped while the Use extended find when possible option is enabled, Name Mapping does not include web page layout containers, such as DIVs and TABLEs, which are not used for identification of tested web objects.

See Also

Classic Web Testing
Understanding Web Object Identification and Object Models
Web Object Types Used by Web and Hybrid Mobile Applications
Accessing DOM document Object

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