It seems I have a problem in using some verbs like addressing, locating, identifying and specifying.
In this sentence:
However, the main drawback of the approaches that rely on the HTML structure to identify objects is the lack of flexibility. They may require the use of absolute HTML paths to (address/locate/identify/specify/specify the address of/specify the location of) a data item. This approach is likely to fail when the target HTML page changes.
I know that identify fits, but how about the others?
I thought of address in this context: 'to find, or to specify the address of something', but it seems this means just 'talking to a certain individual', or 'trying to solve a problem'.
locate again to specify the location, but it seems this means 'to find the location'.