[Wtr-development] Xpath and IE

Bret Pettichord bret at pettichord.com
Thu Dec 18 11:22:13 EST 2008


I guess the question is whether this parser is accessible via OLE. If so,
then this sounds like a promising idea.

Bret

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Andrew McFarlane
<welkin_inc at hotmail.com>wrote:

>  Angrez,
>
> On IE, the problem is performance--it takes a long time to find a
> particular node using XPath.  Using libxml, I am able to recognize a node
> more quickly than before.  In addition, I would like to be able to
> use/activate/click a node more quickly than before.  I thought that I could
> do that if I could access the msxml parser that the IE browser uses.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Andrew
>
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:44:25 +0530
> From: angrez at gmail.com
> To: wtr-development at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [Wtr-development] Xpath and IE
>
>
> Watir does support addressing the elements using XPath if that is what you
> are referring to (correct me if I am wrong here)
>
> - Angrez
>
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 5:36 PM, Andrew McFarlane <welkin_inc at hotmail.com>wrote:
>
>  The UI that I'm testing is very complicated, and I end up doing a lot of
> Xpath work.  I'm using IE.
>
> I can recognize when elements exist and find their values quickly--I parse
> the document with libxml.  I was wondering if there is any way to hook into
> IE's msxml parser to also make activating the OLE objects faster (and
> perhaps making libxml unnecessary).
>
> Thanks.
>
> Andrew
>
>
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