Created: 2008-03-23 19:43
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Test-WWW-Selenium is a perl driver and test library for Selenium Remote Control (SRC). You will need to setup a Selenium Server that can launch browsers.

Selenium Remote Control (SRC) is a test tool that allows you to write automated web application UI tests in any programming language against any HTTP website using any mainstream JavaScript-enabled browser. SRC provides a Selenium Server, which can automatically start/stop/control any supported browser. It works by using Selenium Core, a pure-HTML+JS library that performs automated tasks in JavaScript; the Selenium Server communicates directly with the browser using AJAX (XmlHttpRe- quest).

This module sends commands directly to the Server using simple HTTP GET/POST requests. Using this module together with the Selenium Server, you can automatically control any supported browser.


To use this module, you need to have already downloaded and started the Selenium Server. (The Selenium Server is a Java application.)

The Selenium Server is available here:

or on CPAN in the Alien-SeleniumRC package:


perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install


Once installed, your test script will look something like this:

use strict;
use warnings;
use Test::More tests => 4;
use Test::WWW::Selenium;

my $sel = Test::WWW::Selenium->new( host => "localhost",    # where selenium-server is running
                                    browser => "*firefox",  # browser to server should launch
                                    browser_url => "");

$sel->title_is('Super Cool Mega Site!');
$sel->text_is('todays_awesomeness', '100');
$sel->text_like('status', qr/returned 42 results/);


Copyright (c) 2006 Luke Closs Copyright (c) 2006 Dan Fabulitch Copyright (c) 2005, 2006 Mattia Barbon

Other contributors: Dan Dascalescu, Scott McWhirter.

lib/WWW/ comes from the Selenium-RC project, which releases it under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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