Selenium 2 is the second major release of Selenium, an open source framework for testing web applications. A major difference between Selenium 1 and Selenium 2 is the latter's use of WebDriver.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
2k views

Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser + selenium + robotframework

I'm using robotframework+seleniumlibrary and I often got the following error when I launch test cases Failed to start new browser session: Error while launching browser I'm connected by "ssh -X ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to generate testing report in JUNIT in webdriver

I am using Selenium webdriver 2.0 in JUnit framework. I need to generate a report on my tuned both (positive and negative) test cases. NOTE: We have an option to generate report by default in ...
1
vote
4answers
318 views

Testing Server/Workstation Hardware specs recommendations?

I wanted to reach out and get some opinions of Testing hardware. Should I use VMs or a stand-alone tower? If I use VMs, what would be some recommended hardware specs for the hosting server? If a ...
13
votes
4answers
705 views

Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2

Some background. I am a long time WatiN coder, and have been since I first looked a Selenium a few versions ago, and decided that it didn't meet my needs, then went with WatiN. I now want to switch ...
0
votes
2answers
251 views

ImportError: No module named 'httplib'

I have recently updated selenium Webdriver to 2.38.1 and I am writing scripts using python. When I run the test case I have I get the following error *Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

How to tear down E2E scenarios into JBehave stories?

I have been been asked to automate few E2E scenarios which merely contains few hundred steps. i did POCs and they are working, but when it comes to real implementations, aplenty of question arises. ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Safari browser not does not launch in selenium local

I am using selenium 2.35 and safari 4.5. When I ran the test. It opens in a local url and displays safari driver client.
0
votes
1answer
363 views

Selecting xpath using a variable in selenium 2

I am doing a selenium automation where I want to pass the variable into the xpath and select the element. The xpath which I am trying looks like: browser.find_element_by_xpath("//span[contains(.,'SEM ...
1
vote
1answer
324 views

How to use AutoIT for handling multiple authentication windows with different credentials?

I am writing the test script in java using selenium webDriver. I have a situation where while executing the test script different authentication windows will appear and might need different ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

PHPUnit Selenium2 calling a function

I am testing with PHPUnit and Selenium2. I am testing the admin panel. So, I need to add Admin Login Test into all my admin panel tests. I want to create a new Admin Login Test with a new file and I ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Unable to access an same list with different count on ajax call

I have an list that consists of ten entries. on clicking a button ajax loads and the count of the element in the list increases to 20. I have to take the previous count(10) and compare with the ...
0
votes
2answers
261 views

As to improve the Selenium 2 test speed?

I'm trying to create Selenium tests to my Java application, but each test spends about 5 seconds to execute. The most time consuming part of the test is to initialize the Selenium. I'm initialize the ...
5
votes
1answer
975 views

Automated tests pass every time when run individually, but when they are clumped into a test suite it's a toss up if the tests will pass

I have around 200 test classes for my web application at the moment. I use Selenium2/Webdriver and the tests are written in java, with TestNG used as my framework. When I run each test by itself, ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

Selenium: Click on input-field with complicated selector

I need the right direction to click on a input field. When I copy the CSS path I get the following: html body#root div#box div#content div#C_INTERNAL_OBJECT-98286949812.container ...
4
votes
3answers
721 views

How do you block Google Analytics from Selenium automated visits?

Basically, we have a javascript integration on client's webpages. We don't have much (or any) control of the deployed environment, hence the only way to test our integration is truly working is using ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Selenium and PHP

As I read on the net, Selenium tests should be written in the language of the App if this is possible. Our intranet-application is written in PHP. I was able to get Selenium working with PHPUnit but ...
1
vote
1answer
440 views

Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when i refresh the page

Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when I refresh the page, and when I run the code it shows "Exception in thread "main" com.thoughtworks.selenium.SeleniumException: ERROR: Element ...
2
votes
2answers
609 views

Should Selenium Automation Testers possess knowledge on Database concepts and to write queries in the script?

I am newbie to Test Automation.Currently I got an oppurtunity to work with selenium Web driver.I just want to know whether I need to learn Database like MYSQL,OR ORACLE to work with selenium. Also I ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Selenium Webdriver code in Java to search hidden Objects in Web Browser

I am trying to create a Selenium Web driver java code where I can find all the hidden objects on the webpage and can be accessed. I want the count of all those hidden objects. Which property I can use ...
1
vote
5answers
3k views

Selenium test case fails due to page load time

I run nearly 30-40 test cases twice a day. And everytime some test case fails due to page load time. Infact i have explicitly mentioned Thread.sleep("2000"); wherever i feel it takes more time to ...
0
votes
0answers
165 views

Cucumber, Rspec, Test-Unit & mini-test Pro Con for interfacing with rake and Selenium Webdriver

I'm in the market for a new test framework. I currently test-unit but I seems like there is some incompatibility between Test-unit , Selenium-webdriver, and modern versions of Firefox. I have had to ...
0
votes
1answer
421 views

Xpath to get the CSS property “background image” of DIV

What would be the Xpath to get the background-image CSS Property of a DIV tag whose ID is mentioned in Selenium Webdriver? Example: <div id="abc", style="width: 538px !important; height: 242px ...
2
votes
1answer
236 views

Selenium 2 opens Google Chrome but doesn't load webpages

When I execute a test calling google chrome (*googlechrome), Selenium Wedriver opens a browser and starts to launch the test cases but it doesn't load anything. I had the same problem with Firefox and ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

absolute Xpath is not working for Gmail login page

I have tested the Gmail login page and was trying to verify the Sign in label in the Gmail login page above the user name field. I am using FirePath to generate the Xpath. When I inspect the element ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Problem catching Selenium Webdriver NoSuchElementException

I have many test cases written in C# using Selenium2 Webdriver with NUnit. I have a problem that when a NoSuchElementException is thrown, it is treated as an unhandled exception despite me using a ...
4
votes
1answer
293 views

Selenium tests aren´t launched anymore

I used to be able to launch all my Selenium2 WebDriver tests in Ruby on Rails via rake test:units. But recently, my test case(s) won't be found anymore. I dont get any notification or error message. ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

How to perform Selenium navigation before tests run without using JUnit 4.11+'s setUp or at the start of the test method?

How to perform Selenium navigation before tests run without using JUnit 4.11+'s setUp or at the start of the test method? We've got both navigation and bookmark based Selenium tests. The test code ...
3
votes
3answers
783 views

Selenium automating ICEFaces Application - locator for dynamically generated ids

I'm trying to automate a very short sequence in a web application developped using ICEFaces. I need to click on a button which is coded as <input type="image" title="Unterbrechen" style="padding: ...
0
votes
3answers
474 views

How to include passed assertions in the Test NG test result report?

I use Selenium webdriver 2 with Test-NG. Test-NG gives a nice report when an assertion fails. The customer wishes to see the same report in the case where an assertion passes. Is it possible to do ...
1
vote
1answer
333 views

Effective web driver management in Selenium2 + Grid2 + NUnit tests in C# for multiple browsers

I've been struggling with this for a while. We plan to move to a continuous integration server soon (probably TFS or Jenkins). I'm having a hard time figuring out how to efficiently manage the ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

What is the difference between Geb automation tool and Selenium web driver?

I just want to know why it is I should go for Geb automation. What are the advantages of using Geb automation over selenium Web driver or Robot framework. I would like to know regarding following ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

Is it possible to stop page loading on the browser using selenium web-driver?

I searched online, but couldn't find anything about how to stop page loading over a browser using selenium web-driver. Any idea for the same?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to configure HtmlUnit Driver

I clearly missed a step trying to get HtmlUnit driver working with my app. I am getting the following exception. OpenQA.Selenium.WebDriverException was unhandled HResult=-2146233088 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

IE always opens with random local host and msg:"This is the initial start page for the WebDriver server

I have my WebDriver tests running parallel in IE, Chrome and firefox. When I run test in IE browser it node gets registered with the hub, and the browser opens and it gets redirected to some random ...
1
vote
2answers
817 views

How to know if a checkbox is selected when using robot framework

I am using robot framework. How can I test if a checkbox is selected? I want to run a keyword if a checkbox is selected like: ${checked} = Checkbox Should Not Be Selected ...
3
votes
4answers
6k views

WebDriver API: 'Failed to send keys because cannot focus element' — better workaround than using Firefox instead of Chrome?

There's a bug in the chromedriver.exe Chrome driver for Selenium's WebDriver API. You can't use send_keys for certain types of inputs, like for the jQuery plugin "EZPZ Hint". It works okay on simple ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Issue with losing focus of “hover” command when the mouse is outside of the active window

If I automate mouse actions using Selenium2/Webdriver in combination with Firefox 12, I can easily get the "mouse" to move to and hover over a context menu so the sub-menus are seen. However, if I ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Selenium WebDriver | Unable to switch to apparent pop-up

I am trying to automate Peoplesoft 9 based Web application on Firefox 20.0.1. On clicking a search icon another form opens which I thought to be a pop-up and tried my code - ...
2
votes
1answer
738 views

Does Selenium's LoadableComponent make sense in a SPA (Single Page Application)?

I'm writing a UI testing suite for a single page javascript application using Selenium 2 web driver. I'm still experimenting with how to fit the app inside a page object model. At the moment I am ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Unable to launch Chrome in remote webdriver

I have tried the following three options . I am using C# DesiredCapabilities capabilities = DesiredCapabilities.Chrome(); capabilities.SetCapability("chrome.binary", ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Selenium Webdriver | Unable to locate element error

I am trying to run the below code but getting error. Can you please point out the issue? import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit; import org.openqa.selenium.By; import org.openqa.selenium.Keys; import ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to get XPath of a list element generated by AJAX?

When I type a keyword ("Documents 1.xml") driver.findElement(By.id("documentSelect_enter")).sendKeys("Documents 1.xml"); in this field: <input id="documentSelect_enter" type="text" ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

“java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError” Error when running Selenium RC script

First of all I have recorded the script in Selenium IDE, then exported into the junit4 (RC), then copied the junit4 (RC) code into Eclipse IDE. When I run the project with junit test, I found the ...
3
votes
2answers
299 views

Is it a good idea to learn Selenium RC alongside Webdriver

I have recently started exploring Selenium. According to the experts future lies in Selenium Webdriver. But my question is being a predecessor should I also learn Selenium RC? Will it be worth ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Selenium 2.0 WebDriver: Clearing Session Data

Is there a way to clear out session data for a driver instance in WebDriver? My code is written in C# (and NUnit), but I'm not picky on the language for the answer.
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Handling popup with many buttons using Selenium webdriver

I'm using Selenium web driver with Java language. When there are two buttons in a popup i.e. ok and cancel , it can be easily handled with web driver using the following code: Alert alert = ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Is Selenium 2 WebDriver JavaDoc API available offline?

Can I get a offline copy/archive of Selenium Webdriver Javadoc API which is available here so that I can bind the same to my Eclipse IDE for offline use? A ready-made HTML archive will be ...
0
votes
1answer
367 views

Advance commands of Selenium are not working in IE browser

I am using the SeleniumBackedWebdriver API in my current project, which supports both Selenium RC and WebDriver APIs. The Advanced User Interactions API like mouseUp(), mouseDown(), runScript() are ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

Testing Page Layout with webdriver

Has anyone tried to test the page layout of a website using webdriver? To be specific, using webelement.getPosition() and webelement.getDimension(). Shouldn't these two methods be enough for testing ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to capture the errors handling in Selenium WebDriver

i have created a framework where all the WebDriver API resides and in other project I am just calling those test cases I have created but the problem is that if anything goes wrong in the test case I ...