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Mastering Selenium WebDriver by Mark Collin

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Chapter 8. Keeping It Real

In this chapter we will have a look at some of the things that you cannot do with Selenium, and some of the things that you should not do with Selenium. We will have a look at some solutions that will work around its limitations. The topics we will cover in this chapter are:

  • Downloading files
  • Checking network traffic
  • Load testing

The first topic we are going to look at is something that I regularly end up talking about: downloading files with Selenium.

Downloading files with Selenium

At some point in your career, you are probably going to work with a website that allows the user to download something. There are many different types of things that may be downloadable and the most common are probably:

  • PDF files
  • Pictures (PNG, ...

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