Python – Opening links using Selenium
Selenium is a powerful tool for controlling the web browser through the program. It is functional for all browsers, works on all major OS and its scripts are written in various languages i.e Python, Java, C#, etc, we will be working with Python.
Selenium Python bindings provide a convenient API to access Selenium WebDrivers like Firefox, Ie, Chrome, Remote, etc. The currently supported Python versions are 2.7, 3.5 and above.
- Selenium: To install this module type the below command in the terminal.
pip install selenium
- Web Drivers: Selenium requires a web driver to interface with the chosen browser.Web drivers is a package to interact with web browser. It interacts with the web browser or a remote web server through a wire protocol which is common to all. You can check out and install the web drivers of your browser choice.
This method is used to launch a new browser and will open the given URL in the browser.
The function accept only one argument which is the desired link to be opened as showed in above syntax.