Selenium 4, the latest version of Selenium, is currently available in the Alpha Version. There has been a lot of buzz around the release of Selenium 4 Alpha features, as it is packed with salient properties like relative locators, improved Selenium IDE, and improved Selenium Grid design that introduces a ‘fully distributed mode’ for automated Selenium testing. Apart from these visible changes, a major under-the-hood (or architectural) change is that WebDriver APIs in Selenium 4 follow the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) in its implementation.
Here are some questions that might come to your mind regarding Selenium WebDriver APIs becoming W3C standardized in Selenium 4:
- What are the different Selenium 4 Alpha features?
- How does Selenium 4 becoming a W3C standard impact the Selenium community?
- What would be the significant advantages of the W3C WebDriver Protocol?
- Will this change impact the test scenarios that were working seamlessly on Selenium 3?