get text from textarea tag

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I have textarea as <textarea placeholder="Enter text" ></textarea>

The textarea has some text. But it's not displayed between tags. How can I get it.

e.g. driver.find_element_by_css_selector('textarea[placeholder=""Enter text"]').text

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wait you mean you want the value of 'placeholder'?

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I can only know for sure if this will work for you if I see your page HTML, but the following xpath should find any textarea element with placeholder of "Enter text":

"//textarea[@placeholder = 'Enter text']"

so your line of code would be

driver.find_element_by_xpath("//textarea[@placeholder = 'Enter text']").text

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