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page_source driver method – Selenium Python
  • Last Updated : 03 Dec, 2020

Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. To open a webpage using Selenium Python, checkout – Navigating links using get method – Selenium Python. Just being able to go to places isn’t terribly useful. What we’d really like to do is to interact with the pages, or, more specifically, the HTML elements within a page. There are multiple strategies to find an element using Selenium, checkout – Locating Strategies. Selenium WebDriver offers various useful methods to control the session, or in other words, browser. For example, adding a cookie, pressing back button, navigating among tabs, etc. 

This article revolves around page_source driver method in Selenium. page_source method gets the source of the current page.

Syntax – 

driver.page_source

Example – 
Now one can use page_source method as a driver method as below – 

driver.get("https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/")
driver.page_source

How to use page_source driver method in Selenium Python ?

To demonstrate, page_source method of WebDriver in Selenium Python. Let’ s visit https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ and operate on driver object. Let’s get page_source,



Program – 

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# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
 
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
 
# get geeksforgeeks.org
 
# get page_source
print(driver.page_source)

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Terminal output – 
 

page-source

 

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