I am testing multiple webpages and I need to automatically check webpage sources as in Google DevTools. What I aim to achieve is to check, whether a source is present, so for example, if you look here, I might (for example) want to check if source developer.google.com exists in this list.

This is what I Meant: Sources

What I have is:

|       Command       |      Target      |      Value       |
|  execute script     |  return["U1",..] |  websiteArray    |
|  for each           |  websiteArray    |  iterator        |
|    echo             |  ${iterator}     |                  |
|    open             |  ${iterator}     |                  |
|  end                |                  |                  |

Is this possible in Selenium IDE? I would like to include this functionality in the for each loop, I haven't yet found any command that would seem to allow this in vanilla Selenium IDE, nor have I found any plugin.


  • 2
    Why you want to check this ?
    – PDHide
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 14:41
  • Even if you could do it in Selenium IDE, it sounds hacky to me. Why not find a tool that's geared towarsd what you need in the first place? I'm thinking something like Puppeteer.
    – pavelsaman
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 15:37
  • You'll want to use a tool that has access to the dev tools, puppeteer for example. I'm not sure if if can access Sources, but worth a look. You'll need to know JavaScript to use puppeteer.
    – Lee Jensen
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 16:18
  • I do not know puppeteer unfortunately, I prefer gui where I can. I work with python, so I might as well look into Beautiful Soup and its functionality. @PDHide need to check if multiple websites have a third-party <script> tag inserted in <head></head> and are communicating with a certain analytics platform.
    – Raymond_90
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 18:33
  • So what actually matters is whether events get sent to that platform? You're testing the implementation, not the behaviour.
    – jonrsharpe
    Commented Nov 13, 2020 at 23:02

1 Answer 1


In the end, I just used:

var scripts = Array.prototype.slice
    .filter(s => s.src)
    .map(s => s.src);

var stringScripts = scripts.toString();

var n = stringScripts.includes("url I am looking for");


I have a simple for loop and I apply this to every page and then I just read the console, it seems to work consistently.

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