Introduction

Author:David Burns

Selenium Python Client Driver is a Python language binding for Selenium Remote Control (version 1.0 and 2.0).

Currently the remote protocol, Firefox and Chrome for Selenium 2.0 are supported, as well as the Selenium 1.0 bindings. As work will progresses we’ll add more “native” drivers.

See here for more information.

Installing

Python Client

pip install -U selenium

Java Server

Download the server from http://selenium.googlecode.com/files/selenium-server-standalone-2.28.0.jar

java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.28.0.jar

Example

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.common.exceptions import NoSuchElementException
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
import time

browser = webdriver.Firefox() # Get local session of firefox
browser.get("http://www.yahoo.com") # Load page
assert "Yahoo!" in browser.title
elem = browser.find_element_by_name("p") # Find the query box
elem.send_keys("seleniumhq" + Keys.RETURN)
time.sleep(0.2) # Let the page load, will be added to the API
try:
    browser.find_element_by_xpath("//a[contains(@href,'http://seleniumhq.org')]")
except NoSuchElementException:
    assert 0, "can't find seleniumhq"
browser.close()

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