WebDriver is a remote control interface that enables introspection and control of user agents. It provides a platform- and language-neutral wire protocol as a way for out-of-process programs to remotely instruct the behavior of web browsers.
Provided is a set of interfaces to discover and manipulate DOM elements in web documents and to control the behavior of a user agent. It is primarily intended to allow web authors to write tests that automate a user agent from a separate controlling process, but may also be used in such a way as to allow in-browser scripts to control a — possibly separate — browser.
The standard forms part of the Web Testing Activity that authors a larger set of tools commonly used for testing.
The standard is authored by the W3C Browser Testing- and Tools Working Group, and has produced the following documents:
In short, change
webdriver-spec.html and submit a pull request
(PR) with a good commit message. Changes that affect behaviour
must be accompanied with corresponding test changes to the Web
Platform Tests repository.
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