I'm trying to get familiar with selenium. I decided to try to work with facebook, and fulfill my profile with selenium, But they use too much Ajax.

It's not very complicated to fulfill my hometown and so on, but I don't really know how to upload an image. They have an Ajax form to choose between upload and webcam photo. And then I need to handle somehow an upload dialog... any ideas?


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You should be able to use the solutions outlined in this similar question on StackOverflow:

driver = webdriver.Firefox()
element = driver.find_element_by_id("fileUpload")

This should allow you to interact with the file upload without automating the dialog box.

If you do need to interact with the dialog box, you'll need to use another library, as the dialog box is a Windows component and Selenium does not understand how to interact with Windows components, only with web pages.

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