Chrome extension for XPath operations on current document, reliable and easy to use with fully featured XPath 2.0 support.

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What is XPather?

XPather is a chrome extension dedicated to facilitating XPath operations on the current document. Built with complete support for XPath 2.0, it offers features like searching by evaluating XPath, instant result highlighting, overview of matched nodes content in a sidebar, localized search of nodes on the webpage by clicking on the sidebar and predefined shortcuts for functions and attributes. Keyboard shortcuts can be personalized and convenient autocomplete shortcuts are available. The accessible code and log can be found at XPather's GitHub page.

By: Simek
Rating: 4.13 (40)
Version: 0.7.6 (Last updated: 2015-07-20)
Creation date: 2015-07-20
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • <all_urls>
Size: 72.11K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge


  • search by evaluating XPath (so forget about not working expressions!)
  • instant result highlighting
  • matched nodes content available in sidebar
  • find matched node on page by clicking it in sidebar
  • functions and attributes shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

Alt+X: toggle XPather Alt+Shift+X: toggle XPather Sidebar (when XPather is active) Alt+Z: autocomplete XPather input

All shortcuts are customizable using "Keyboard Shortcuts" option located on the bottom of Chrome extensions page (chrome://extensions).

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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • easy to use
  • very useful
  • able to access hard-to-find elements
  • highly recommended
  • hard to find on Google search
  • issue with faulty XPath recognition
  • problems with empty tags
  • shortcut does nothing
Most mentioned
  • XPath capability
  • usability
  • usefulness
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Risk impact

XPather is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install XPather if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

XPather has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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