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WWW::Selenium woes

by InfiniteLoop (Hermit)
on Mar 07, 2006 at 17:22 UTC ( [id://534970] : perlquestion . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

InfiniteLoop has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Greetings Monks,
I stumbled upon Selenium, a test tool for web applications. Aslo I found a CPAN module, WWW::Selenium, that acts as a perl driver for Selenium.

I have installed WWW::Selenium and while trying to execute the following sample code:
#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use warnings; use WWW::Selenium; use WWW::Selenium::Launcher::MacDefault; my $selenium = WWW::Selenium->new; $selenium->open( 'http://localhost/selenium/SeleneseRunner.html' ); $selenium->verify_title( 'Some title' ); $selenium->click_and_wait( 'link_id' ); $selenium->stop;
I get the following error:

Error fetching result: Timed out! at /Library/Perl/5.8.6/WWW/Selenium/ line 45 at /Library/Perl/5.8.6/WWW/ line 106

I have read a couple of threads on the mailing list, but could not figure out how to solve this. Pls help.

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Re: WWW::Selenium woes
by polettix (Vicar) on Mar 07, 2006 at 17:35 UTC
    Just a quick, obvious, blind checklist:
    • is a HTTP server running on localhost, listening to port TCP/80?
    • is the page /selenium/SeleneseRunner.html available through this HTTP server? Can you see from the browser, for example? Is the page correct?
    • have you identified which is the offending command among new, open, verify_title, click_and_wait and stop?
    • What's in line 106 of the module?

    perl -ple'$_=reverse' <<<ti.xittelop@oivalf

    Don't fool yourself.
      Yes, Im able to access the url via my browser. Also the command that WWW::Selenium executes seems to be 'open'.
      The line 106 is this code:
      my $result = $self->{bridge}->get_result;