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A wrapper around selenium webdriver and some tools

Project Description


This package provides tools and wrappers around selenium.webdriver.

We specially care about selenium.webdriver.PhantomJS, because:

  • it’s easy to deploy, it’s a single executable, gp.recipe.phantomjs works
  • it’s built on webkit
  • it can be debugged with a Chromium / Chrome browser, incl. breakpoints

Things to watch out for:

  • any single instance of PhantomJS acts as a single browser instance that means cookies and whatnot are shared if you intantiate more browsers for a single driver. Workaround could be to start more drivers.
  • the headless browser is truly async, that means an AJAX click does NOT wait for the AJAX request to complete, you explicitely need to wait for it
  • any single call to PhantomJS via selenium takes TIME
  • zope.testbrowser supporting methods like getControl are slow now
  • there are 2 options for setUp/tearDown, either the driver is started and torn down with the layer or with each test. Starting and stopping takes around 1.5-2 secs, so you decide whether you need separation or speed.



0.0.1 (2013-05-09)

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