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Python bindings for Selenium

Project description

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Selenium Client Driver
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Introduction
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Python language bindings for Selenium WebDriver.

The `selenium` package is used automate web browser interaction from Python.

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| **Home**: | http://www.seleniumhq.org |
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| **Docs**: | `selenium package API <http://selenium.googlecode.com/git/docs/api/py/api.html>`_ |
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| **Dev**: | https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium |
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| **PyPI**: | https://pypi.python.org/pypi/selenium |
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| **IRC**: | **#selenium** channel on freenode |
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Several browsers/drivers are supported (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, PhantomJS), as well as the Remote protocol.

Supported Python Versions
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* Python 2.6, 2.7
* Python 3.2+

Installing
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If you have `pip <http://www.pip-installer.org>`_ on your system, you can simply install or upgrade the Python bindings::

pip install -U selenium

Alternately, you can download the source distribution from `PyPI <http://pypi.python.org/pypi/selenium>`_ (e.g. selenium-2.49.2.tar.gz), unarchive it, and run::

python setup.py install

Note: both of the methods described above install `selenium` as a system-wide package That will require administrative/root access to ther machine. You may consider using a `virtualenv <http://www.virtualenv.org/>`_ to create isolated Python environments instead.

Example 0:
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* open a new Firefox browser
* load the page at the given URL

::

from selenium import webdriver

browser = webdriver.Firefox()
browser.get('http://seleniumhq.org/')

Example 1:
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* open a new Firefox browser
* load the Yahoo homepage
* search for "seleniumhq"
* close the browser

::

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys

browser = webdriver.Firefox()

browser.get('http://www.yahoo.com')
assert 'Yahoo' in browser.title

elem = browser.find_element_by_name('p') # Find the search box
elem.send_keys('seleniumhq' + Keys.RETURN)

browser.quit()

Example 2:
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Selenium WebDriver is often used as a basis for testing web applications. Here is a simple example uisng Python's standard `unittest <http://docs.python.org/3/library/unittest.html>`_ library:

::

import unittest

class GoogleTestCase(unittest.TestCase):

def setUp(self):
self.browser = webdriver.Firefox()
self.addCleanup(self.browser.quit)

def testPageTitle(self):
self.browser.get('http://www.google.com')
self.assertIn('Google', self.browser.title)

if __name__ == '__main__':
unittest.main(verbosity=2)

Selenium Server (optional)
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For normal WebDriver scripts (non-Remote), the Java server is not needed.

However, to use Selenium Webdriver Remote or the legacy Selenium API (Selenium-RC), you need to also run the Selenium server. The server requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Download the server separately, from: http://selenium-release.storage.googleapis.com/2.49/selenium-server-standalone-2.49.0.jar

Run the server from the command line::

java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.49.0.jar

Then run your Python client scripts.

Use The Source Luke!
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View source code online at https://github.com/SeleniumHQ/selenium/tree/master/py/

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