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Selenium WebDriver Quick Start Guide

By : Pinakin Chaubal
Book Image

Selenium WebDriver Quick Start Guide

By: Pinakin Chaubal

Overview of this book

Selenium WebDriver is a platform-independent API for automating the testing of both browser and mobile applications. It is also a core technology in many other browser automation tools, APIs, and frameworks. This book will guide you through the WebDriver APIs that are used in automation tests. Chapter by chapter, we will construct the building blocks of a page object model framework as you learn about the required Java and Selenium methods and terminology. The book starts with an introduction to the same-origin policy, cross-site scripting dangers, and the Document Object Model (DOM). Moving ahead, we'll learn about XPath, which allows us to select items on a page, and how to design a customized XPath. After that, we will be creating singleton patterns and drivers. Then you will learn about synchronization and handling pop-up windows. You will see how to create a factory for browsers and understand command design patterns applicable to this area. At the end of the book, we tie all this together by creating a framework and implementing multi-browser testing with Selenium Grid.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Modal and non-modal dialog

The two types of dialog boxes encountered in a web app are modal and non-modal dialog boxes:

  • A modal dialog box is one which disables the main content until you interact with the modal dialog.
  • A non-modal dialog box, on the other hand, allows you to interact with the main content even when the non-modal dialog box is present.

We will be looking at two subcategories of modal and non-modal dialog: pop-up windows and JavaScript alerts. We will be looking at scenarios covering modal and non-modal dialog for both popups and alerts.

Modal and non-modal pop-up windows

A separate window that shows up on the screen when a link or button is clicked is known as a pop-up window. Pop-up windows can be modal...