selenium

Python: Fix getting “about:blank” in Selenium with PhantomJS

Having an issue with selenium when loading some URL with selenium using PhantomJS.
When I get the current_url some URL returned “about:blank” instead of the valid URL.

After several workarounds, the issue because PhantomJS by default using “SSLv3” and many websites had a bug in SSL migrate to TLS and caused got a blank page.

Here is how I solve my issue.

from selenium import webdriver

driver = webdriver.PhantomJS(service_args=['--ignore-ssl-errors=true', '--ssl-protocol=any'])

Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/a/34257642/1936697

Python: Fix “OSError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor” in Selenium using PhantomJS

I’m having an issue when closing selenium driver and sometimes the selenium driver failed to quit. Here is how to I solve this issue.

import signal
from selenium import webdriver

driver = webdriver.PhantomJS()
# Some code goes here
driver.service.process.send_signal(signal.SIGTERM)
driver.quit()

Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/a/38493285/1936697