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Revision as of 21:59, 4 May 2011

General Information

This page details some helpful tips regarding usage of the Zimbra Selenium Harness

Code

Selenium

Preferred Locator Formats

Using the most optimal locators is crucial for cross-browser compatibility. IE is notoriously slow for processing xpath locators. As per the Selenium documentation, the preferred format of locators is:

  1. by Identifier (i.e. locator="DWT233")
  2. by CSS (i.e. locator="css=a[href='#id3']")
  3. by xpath (i.e. locator="//a(@href='@id3']")
Translation: xpath to css

For those familiar with xpath but not css, here are some tips for translation.

xpath css preferred description
"xpath=//div[@id='foo']" "css=div[id='foo']" "foo" element with id equals "foo"
"xpath=//tr[contains(@attr,'partial']" "css=tr[attr*='foo']" "css=tr[attr*='foo']" attr contains foo
- "css=tr[attr^='foo']" "css=tr[attr^='foo']" attribute starts with foo
- "css=tr[attr$='foo']" "css=tr[attr$='foo']" attribute ends with foo
xpath=(//div[@id='foo'])@class "css=div[id='foo']@class" sGetAttribute("css=div[id='foo']@class") CSS format for sGetAttribute()


See http://saucelabs.com/blog/index.php/2010/01/selenium-totw-css-selectors-in-selenium-demystified/

See http://saucelabs.com/blog/index.php/2010/03/selenium-tips-finding-elements-by-their-inner-text-using-contains-a-css-pseudo-class/



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Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Testing:_Selenium:_ZimbraSelenium_Tips Date Modified: 2011-05-04



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