Selenium can't find element by class name

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IggyPass

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I want to send a message to this webpage with Python.

It is to say to do the following but with Python:

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That's why I tried the following script with Selenium:

#!/usr/bin/env python3

from selenium import webdriver


api_location = 'http://iphoneapp.spareroom.co.uk'
api_search_endpoint = 'flatshares'
api_details_endpoint = 'flatshares'

location = 'http://www.spareroom.co.uk'
details_endpoint = 'flatshare/flatshare_detail.pl?flatshare_id='

def contact_room(room_id):
url = '{location}/{endpoint}/{id}?format=json'.format(location=api_location, endpoint=api_details_endpoint, id=room_id)
print(url)
driver_path = 'C:\Program Files\chromedriver'
driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path = driver_path ) # Optional argument, if not specified will search path.
# Go to your page url
driver.get(url)
# Get button you are going to click by its id ( also you could use find_element_by_css_selector to get element by css selector)
button_element = driver.find_element_by_class_name('button button--wide')
button_element.click()


But it returns:

contact_room(14110387)

(roo_env) (base) C:\Users\antoi\Documents\Programming\roomfinder>python test_message.py

DevTools listening on ws://127.0.0.1:51038/devtools/browser/401513e8-f221-47f1-ba6b-a7b7f598d839
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "test_message.py", line 24, in <module>
contact_room(14110387)
File "test_message.py", line 21, in contact_room
button_element = driver.find_element_by_class_name('button button--wide')
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webdriver.py", line 564, in find_element_by_class_name
return self.find_element(by=By.CLASS_NAME, value=name)
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webdriver.py", line 978, in find_element
'value': value})['value']
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webdriver.py", line 321, in execute
self.error_handler.check_response(response)
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\errorhandler.py", line 242, in check_response
raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)
selenium.common.exceptions.NoSuchElementException: Message: no such element: Unable to locate element: {"method":"css selector","selector":".button button--wide"}
(Session info: chrome=77.0.3865.120)


While the button to access the messaging page is of the button button--wide class. In fact, in the source code there is:

<a class="button button--wide" data-ga-event-category="Listing Details" data-ga-event-action="clicked" data-ga-event-label="contact-box-email" href="/flatshare/flatshare_detail.pl?flatshare_id=14110387&amp;mode=contact&amp;submode=byemail&amp;flatshare_type=offered&amp;search_id=896264077&amp;search_results=%2Fflatshare%2F%3Fsearch_id%3D896264077%26&amp;city_id=9&amp;featured=&amp;alert_id=&amp;alert_type=&amp;upgrade_required=0&amp;" title="Email advertiser" rel="nofollow"><span><i class="far fa-envelope"></i>&nbsp;&nbsp;Message</span></a>

Trying find_element_by_css_selector('.button.button--wide')


Unfortunately, it tells me that I can't interact with the element:

(roo_env) (base) C:\Users\antoi\Documents\Programming\roomfinder>python test_message.py

DevTools listening on ws://127.0.0.1:52677/devtools/browser/4965ddbe-4b24-4ae7-a7f5-e44a8cbf2eef
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "test_message.py", line 25, in <module>
contact_room(14110387)
File "test_message.py", line 23, in contact_room
button_element.click()
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webelement.py", line 80, in click
self._execute(Command.CLICK_ELEMENT)
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webelement.py", line 633, in _execute
return self._parent.execute(command, params)
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\webdriver.py", line 321, in execute
self.error_handler.check_response(response)
File "C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\selenium\webdriver\remote\errorhandler.py", line 242, in check_response
raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)
selenium.common.exceptions.ElementNotInteractableException: Message: element not interactable
(Session info: chrome=77.0.3865.120)

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