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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)

Understanding frames and iframes

Frames are HTML pages that are used inside the main HTML tags. A frame is an HTML tag written as <frame>. It is used to divide the web page into various sections. It specifies each frame within the <frameset> tag. Iframes or Inline frames is written as <iframe>and this is also another tag in HTML, but it is used to embed some other document into the current HTML document. The method to handle frames and iframes in Selenium is the same. We will only see how to handle frames here.

Refer to the FramesDemo.html given in the following code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<frameset cols="25%,50%,*">

<frame name="frame1" src="C:\Frame1.html">
<frame name="frame2" src="C:\Frame2.html">
<frame name="frame3" src="C:\Frame3.html">