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Re^8: Using WWW::Selenium To Test Or Automate An Ajax Website

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Nov 28, 2009 at 14:55 UTC ( #809896=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^7: Using WWW::Selenium To Test Or Automate An Ajax Website
in thread Using WWW::Selenium To Test Or Automate An Ajax Website

icleave,
Please remove your user name and password. That is a stupendously bad idea. I assumed you would have /msg'd them to me. I have them now and will update this node later today with a working version.

Update: It appears that codes appearing on US bottles of coke do not work at the UK site. I will need a few codes to make this work - you have my email address.

Update 2: While I read the terms of use and didn't see anything preventing scraping or automation, the US site heavily relies on JavaScript that gives the appearance of thwarting this type of automation.

  • I needed to use $sel->focus($loc) to ensure the 'onFocus' event triggered
  • The above could also have been accomplished with $sel->fire($loc, 'event')
  • I also needed to use $sel->mouse_over($loc) before clicking the button
Additionally, the site used fancy CSS to get you to click on an image of what kind of soda the code came from. After spending a lot of time getting that "just right", I realized it was not necessary - if entered the next code it would just silently update your points. You can also completely ignore any pop-ups when you go to the site because they do not interfere with site interaction.

I would be happy to share with you the code I wrote to automate the US site but I don't know how applicable it will be to the UK site. Beyond that, I am not interested in doing this for you as it is very time consuming to get "just right". You have my email if you would like to consider other arrangements.

Cheers - L~R


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