This is my URL in object repository file

URL = https://www.google.co.in/

And this is my code

WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

Getting error - Exception in thread "main" org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: Target URL URL is not well-formed. Command duration or timeout: 43 milliseconds

  • What is your object repository? How is it organized? How do you get items from it?
    – Alexey R.
    Feb 3, 2018 at 20:23
  • what type of file are you using for a object repository is it .txt, .properties, .yml , .yaml, etc....
    – Alok
    Feb 5, 2018 at 7:29

2 Answers 2


Selenium's driver.get method expects the argument to be a URL, not a string. What you've entered is a string which is why the error has occured.



or simply

  • Technically, the parameter to driver.get() is a string . . . it's just a matter of passing in the right string . . . .
    – ernie
    Feb 4, 2018 at 3:28
  • He is trying to get the url that is stored on the object repository file. since he is trying to read a value from a file. I don't think he can directly call the url variable.
    – Alok
    Feb 5, 2018 at 12:44

In repository...URL is already defined as String...so just use URL without quote...e.g.

WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

If error didn't resolve through this...try

WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

Verify whether URL contains the proper url which you have defined in object repository. Hoping this should resolve your issue.

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