user2694306 user2694306 - 4 months ago 27
Python Question

Python Selenium On Local HTML String

I am trying to run Selenium on a local HTML string but can't seem to find any documentation on how to do so. I retrieve HTML source from an e-mail API, so Selenium won't be able to parse it directly. Is there anyway to alter the following so that it would read the HTML string below:

Python Code for remote access:

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys

driver = webdriver.Firefox()
assert "Python" in driver.title
elem = driver.find_element_by_class_name("q")

Local HTML Code:

s = "<body>
<p>This is a test</p>
<p class="q">This is a second test</p>


If I understand the question correctly, I can imagine 2 ways to do this:

  1. Save HTML code as file, and load it as url file:///file/location. The problem with that is that location of file and how file is loaded by a browser may differ for various OSs / browsers. But implementation is very simple on the other hand.
  2. Another option is to inject your code onto some page, and then work with it as a regular dynamic HTML. I think this is more reliable, but also more work. This page has a good example.