Watir implementation built on WebDriver’s Ruby bindings. See rubyforge.org/pipermail/wtr-development/2009-October/001313.html.

API docs



require 'watir-webdriver'

browser = Watir::Browser.new :firefox
browser.goto "http://google.com"
browser.text_field(:name => 'q').set("WebDriver rocks!")
browser.button(:name => 'btnG').click
puts browser.url


The file in lib/watir/elements/generated.rb is autogenerated from the HTML5 spec. This is done by extracting the IDL parts from the spec and processing them with the WebIDL gem (link below).


watir-webdriver uses the watir2 branch of watirspec for testing. After cloning, you should fetch the submodule:

git submodule init && git submodule update

Specs specific to watir-webdriver are found in spec/*_spec.rb, with watirspec in spec/watirspec.

See also


  • selenium-webdriver

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don’t break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Copyright © 2009-2010 Jari Bakken. See LICENSE for details.