Selenium automation interview preperation question



  • What error does this line return when I pass a URL without HTTPS or HTTP

    driver.get("www.google.com");
    

    It was asked to a fresher in his interview.



  • I think it is a stupid question to ask in an interview, because it asks a very specific detail of how to use WebDriver that I have not really thought about in the 10 years I am using Selenium, but this might a great answer:

    • I don't know, but I could try and see what happens. Why do you ask? Did you have problems with this in the past?

    I have just tried removing HTTPS with WebDriver C#, but it uses driver.Navigate().GoToUrl(), it gives:

    Message: OpenQA.Selenium.WebDriverException : invalid argument
    (Session info: chrome=77.0.3865.120)

    I think it might be different depending on language and or browser driver implementation.

    There might be a risk that leaving out the HTTPS it could default to HTTP, thus not testing the HTTPS version of the site. I do think HTTP should always redirect to HTTPS and you should only test one version.



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