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

by runrig (Abbot)
on Mar 16, 2009 at 05:33 UTC ( #750817=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Using WWW::Selenium To Test Or Automate An Ajax Website

I just want to mention that (possibly due to having later version(s) of some component(s)) I did get WWW::Selenium working using just "*firefox" as the browser setting. I did create a custom firefox profile in c:/selenium/firefox (which is still necessary due to one of the server startup options below), and at first used "*custom firefox..." like you had, but every time I started the Selenium server and launched Firefox, I had to create an exception for the SSL certificate (even with -trustAllSSLCertificates, and for some reason, I could not get "*firefox" working at first). Then I went back to using "*firefox", and everything worked! The only slightly annoying thing is that everytime Firefox starts, I get the add-on popup window with the message "3 new add-ons have been installed" ... not sure how to suppress that...have been looking for likely suspects.

UPDATE: Actually, now I don't even need the -firefoxProfileTemplate or the -trustAllSSLCertificates options below, and I don't get the Add-on popup window. Also, I found the command to shutdown the Selenium RC server ('stop' only shuts Firefox down...do_command('shutDown') shuts the server down - and "do_command()" is undocumented AFAICT).

Update: shutDown changed to shutDownSeleniumServer in newer versions of Selenium.

I did add some options to the selenium server startup. Here is what the beginning of my program looks like:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use WWW::Selenium; $ENV{PATH}="c:\\progra~1\\mozill~1;$ENV{PATH}"; # The first argument "1" is to make this run in the background # and not block on Windows. You would of course do this # differently on a *nix or other system. system(1, "java", "-jar", "c:/selenium/seleni~1.0-b/seleni~1.0-b/se23ae~1.0-b/seleni~1.jar", "-firefoxProfileTemplate", "c:/selenium/firefox", "-trustAllSSLCertificates", ); my $base = "https://xxxxx.xxxxx"; my $url = "$base/login/login.asp"; my $sel = WWW::Selenium->new( host => 'localhost', port => 4444, browser => "*firefox", # browser => '*custom firefox -no-remote -profile c:/selenium/firefo +x', browser_url => $base, ); $sel->start(); $sel->open($url); #And at the end... $sel->stop(); $sel->do_command('shutDownSeleniumServer');

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Re^2: Using WWW::Selenium To Test Or Automate An Ajax Website
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:28 UTC
    I have found same issue with SSL Please anybody guide me about it. Its urgent for me! my mail id is Thanks, Chetan!
      What same issue? How are you launching Firefox? How are you launching the Selenium server? Show some code. Did you create a custom Firefox profile? No, I'm not emailing you, that's not how this site works, and it's not urgent to me.

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