Saturday, 13 June 2015

Common Issues, Errors and Exceptions in Selenium

Below is the list of common issues you might face while automating the tests.

Environmental Issues and Exceptions
  1. Unexpected error launching Internet Explorer. Protected Mode settings are not the same for all zones
  2. The method sendKeys(CharSequence[]) in the type WebElement is not applicable for the arguments (String)
  3. Timed out receiving message from renderer
  4. Unexpected modal dialog is present in Internet Explorer
  5. Element is disabled Exception
  6. Unable to switch to new window due to incorrect window handle count
  7. StaleElementExeption
  8. ElementNotFoundException - unable to find element
  9. unable to find element on closed window
  10. Unable to find standalone executable
  11. Unable to get  browser
  12. Unable to locate element in Selenium webdriver
  13. Unable to locate frame in Selenium webdriver
  14. Unable to find element in Selenium webdriver
  15. Unable to locate frame in Selenium webdriver
  16. Unable to discover open pages in Selenium webdriver
  17. No such Element Exception
  18. Element is not clickable at this point..Other element would receive the click 
  19. Driver executable does not exist
  20. Element is not currently visible and so may not be interacted with
Synchronization Issues
  1. Wait until page loads
  2. Wait until Element loads
  3. Wait until Element is really able to accept the input
Complex Web Element Issues
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  1. Hi,

    I bought your book 'Selenium Webdriver in Ruby', but cannot follow your examples where I need to go to url '' as I am being re-directed to '' where it states "This domain name expired on Jul 21 2015 07:11AM
    Click here to renew it."

    Can you please rectify it ASAP, so that I am able to continue following your examples in your book?


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