So, I was absolutely baffled as to how to do this in Selenium, and couldn't find the answer anywhere, so I'm sharing my experience.
I was trying to select an iframe and having no luck (or not repeatably anyway). The HTML is:
<iframe id="upload_file_frame" width="100%" height="465px" frameborder="0" framemargin="0" name="upload_file_frame" src="/blah/import/"> <html> <body> <div class="import_devices"> <div class="import_type"> <a class="secondary_button" href="/blah/blah/?source=blah"> <div class="import_choice_image"> <img alt="blah" src="/public/images/blah/import/blah.png"> </div> <div class="import_choice_text">Blah Blah</div> </a> </div> </div> </body> </html>
The Python code (using the selenium library) was trying to find this iframe using this:
@timed(650) def test_pedometer(self): sel = self.selenium ... time.sleep(10) for i in range(5): try: if sel.select_frame("css=#upload_file_frame"): break except: pass time.sleep(10) else: self.fail("Cannot find upload_file_frame, the iframe for the device upload image buttons")
Repeated fails with every combination of Selenium commands I could find.
The occasional success would not be reproducible, so perhaps it was some sort of race condition or something? Never did find the right way to get it in selenium proper.