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Perl Bindings for Selenium 2.0 Remote WebDriver Server


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Selenium WebDriver is a test tool that allows you to write automated web application UI tests in any programming language against any HTTP website using any mainstream JavaScript-enabled browser. This module is a Perl implementation of the client for the Webdriver JSONWireProtocol that Selenium provides.

This module sends commands directly to the server using HTTP. Using this module together with the Selenium Server, you can automatically control any supported browser. To use this module, you need to have already downloaded and started the standalone Selenium Server.


It's probably easiest to use cpanm:

$ cpanm Selenium::Remote::Driver

If you want to install from this repository, you have a few options:

With Dist::Zilla

If you have Dist::Zilla, it's straightforward:

$ dzil listdeps --missing | cpanm
$ dzil install

Without Dist::Zilla

If you don't want to use Dist::Zilla, we maintain a cpan branch that has a Makefile.PL that cpanm can install from:

$ cpanm -v git://

You can also use cpanm to help you with dependencies after you've cloned the repository:

$ cpanm --showdeps .


You'll need a Remote WebDriver Server running somewhere. You can download a selenium-standalone-server.jar and run one locally, or you can point your driver somewhere like Saucelabs.


use Selenium::Remote::Driver;

my $driver = Selenium::Remote::Driver->new;
print $driver->get_title();


use Selenium::Remote::Driver;

my $user = $ENV{SAUCE_USERNAME};

my $driver = Selenium::Remote::Driver->new(
    remote_server_addr => $user . ':' . $key . '',
    port => 80

print $driver->get_title();

There are additional usage examples on metacpan, and also in this project's wiki, including setting up the standalone server, running tests on Internet Explorer, Chrome, PhantomJS, and other useful example snippets.

Support and Documentation

Check out metacpan for the POD; alternatively, after installing, you can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

$ perldoc Selenium::Remote::Driver
$ perldoc Selenium::Remote::WebElement

Please file all bugs in the Github issue tracker.


Thanks for considering contributing! The contributing guidelines are also in the wiki. The documentation there also includes information on generating new recordings via

$ perl t/bin/

Copyright and License

Copyright (c) 2010-2011 Aditya Ivaturi, Gordon Child

Copyright (c) 2014 Daniel Gempesaw

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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