I am learning selenum with python and the explicit wait method doesn't work to click on the 'accept cookies' button. Otherwise, the time.sleep method work and I would like to understant why the explicit wait method doersn't work. I typed this code : (sorry for my bad english, I'm french...)


WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(EC.frame_to_be_available_and_switch_to_it((By.ID, "gdpr-consent-notice")))

WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.XPATH, '//*[@id="save"]/span[1]/div/span'))).click()
  • Hello every one ! :)
    – Alexis
    Feb 7, 2022 at 13:56
  • What do mean by "doesn't work"? What are trying to achieve and what issue are going through? Feb 7, 2022 at 15:38
  • To click to the accept cookies button we need to do a switch to frame before. The problème is theWebDriverWait in the second assertion The following code work :
    – Alexis
    Feb 7, 2022 at 17:35
  • WebDriverWait(driver, 30).until(EC.frame_to_be_available_and_switch_to_it((By.ID, "gdpr-consent-notice")))
    – Alexis
    Feb 7, 2022 at 17:38
  • time.sleep(1)
    – Alexis
    Feb 7, 2022 at 17:41

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Why do you want to use the explicit wait? Selenium by default has a timeout when you use findelement, that I think it's about 10 seconds. If you want to know more about this issue, I found that website(blog). https://blog.devgenius.io/browser-automation-with-python-and-selenium-5-waits-4b9e4636548c or that other https://selenium-python.readthedocs.io/waits.html

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