Selenium Interview Questions: Why Do Not We Switch Back To Driver After Handling An Alert
Recently this question was asked in interview to a candidate:
We switch back to main window or default content after switching to a new window or frame, but not in case of Alert even we are switching to it.
When we switch to a new window or frame, actually we jump to another DOM. A new window is also a DOM and a frame is also a DOM inside a DOM. This is the reason, when we switch to them using selenium methods, it returns a WebDriver. When work is done in new DOM, we need to switch back to parent window.
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6 thoughts on “Selenium Interview Questions: Why Do Not We Switch Back To Driver After Handling An Alert”
Hey amod , can you explain this sentence , “This is the reason, when we switch to them using selenium methods, it returns a WebDriver” .
It says about return type when we do driver.switchTo().window(“windowHandle”). It returns a WebDriver reference.
Good interview question and right technical answer.