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Can we perform web automation using JavaScript

 
Venkateswara Rao K L
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Hi all,

Can we perform web automation using JavaScript...If yes, please let me know how and where to learn it(any tutorial???).
I dont want a tool that does automation using javascript. I want to learn it from basics.
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Bear Bibeault
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Perhaps you could explain what you mean by "web automation"?
 
Venkateswara Rao K L
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Hi
By web automation I mean automating the clicks and inputs that we provide to web page.
I heard that using VB script we can perform such things but its limited IE objects.
So just wanted to know if we can do this with JavaScript
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No. JavaScript is designed to run within a page and is limited in what it can do. You wouldn't want a webpage to go to other pages without your permission!

Take a look at a tool like Selenium which does do what you want.
 
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Selenium, QUnit, JSUnit, FireUnit

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