Is it reasonable to use Selenium RC over WebDriver if the former seems more suitable for the task?



  • The tests I am doing are on IE8, which is used throughout the company, and doesn't look to be changing any time soon.

    After testing both pieces of software with the system, it seemed as though Selenium-RC had better features for the task. E.g. Being able to click on hidden links within sub-menus. While WebDriver seems to be focusing on more modern browsers.

    Is it better practise to complete the task with the better fitting software, or use the more modern version that allow the tests to be more future-proof?

    Thanks a lot.



  • Webdriver is not only more modern. It is future W3C standard.

    Being able to click on hidden links seems like a misfeature.

    I would use old version only if newer version was seriously lacking important features without which I cannot live.



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