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Selenium Locators – FireBug got deprecated and discontinued

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In the previous articles, I have explained Locators, XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors in detail.

In this article, I am going to explain about a legendary add-on/extension of Firefox Browser known as FireBug.

Firebug is no more now, as it got deprecated and discontinued by its developers.

Firepath, another Add-on of Firefox Browser needs to be installed on the top of Firebug to extend the Firebug functionality to auto-generate the XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors.

As more people are not good at creating the XPath Expression and CSS Selectors manually, they started using these FireFox Browser add-ons known as Firebug and Firepath. FireBug by extending to Firepath helped the people in saving their time by auto-generating the XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors.

Also, the XPath Expressions and CSS Selectors created manually can be verified using FireBug extended with Firepath to check whether they are able to locate the desired UI elements on the web pages.

The developer of Firebug, Jan Honza Odvarko has officially announced the deprecation and discontinuation of Firebug add-on in Firefox Browsers on October 24, 2017. Refer https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/10/saying-goodbye-to-firebug/

No matter, you use the older version or latest version of FireFox browser, Firebug is completely removed from the web and is not available to install on Firefox browser.

As Firepath Firefox Add-on which needs to be installed on the top of Firebug has become useless too, as Firebug is no more available for installation.

Here is the good news. We have a good number of alternatives for Firebug and Firepath Add-ons.

In the next article, I will list down the different alternatives for Firebug and Firepath Add-ons.

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About Me > Arun Motoori

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