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I am new at testing so my apologies in advance if my question sounds a bit primary.

I am using Selenium and Java to write a test.

I know that  webElement.getAttribute("innerHTML"); brings me the innerHTML, for example for the element below:

<a href="#" class="ui-dialog-titlebar-close ui-corner-all" role="button" style="position: absolute; border-radius: 0px 0px 4px 4px;">

    <span class="ui-icon ui-icon-closethick">close</span>

</a>

it returns:

<span class="ui-icon ui-icon-closethick">close</span>

but I need something that brings me the inner attribute of WebElement "a", something like below:

href="#" class="ui-dialog-titlebar-close ui-corner-all" role="button" style="position: absolute; border-radius: 0px 0px 4px 4px;"

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If you want the HTML of the element itself, you'll use

webElement.getAttribute("outerHTML");

It will retrieve and give back to you the HTML of the element itself and all the children elements.

I'm not sure if that's exactly what you want. I don't think there is a way to just get the HTML of the selected element only.

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