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With over 6500 rep on SO (most of it from Selenium-related answers), I thought I'd be able to suggest some of the needed synonyms / changes to tags around the Selenium framework. However, the system doesn't seem to like me:

Failed to propose synonym: Version specific synonyms can only be created by moderators

Fair enough. But now I need a little bit of your help. It's not that bad, it's just a little messy.


The Selenium framework (which enables you to programatically control any browser, mostly used for web application front-end testing) consists of several projects:

  • Selenium RC, now officially deprecated, but still heavily in use
  • Selenium IDE, a Firefox add-on, a simple test recording tool backed by Selenium RC
  • Selenium WebDriver (formerly known as Selenium 2), the right way to go these days
  • Selenium Grid, a tool for running the tests in parallel among several computers

That said, this is the current tagging situation:


Wow, this is long. What can I do to make this happen?

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I do not use Selenium, but as someone who often answers in [css-selectors] which it makes use of, some of my answers are to questions with Selenium tags as well, and I come across related tags on occasion. These don't look difficult - I'll see what I can do. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Feb 10 '13 at 8:54
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn To be honest, I was kind of hoping to bump into you here :). Also, I feel ashamed of the typos in the question - too tired to think. If there's anything I could do to make the job done, please don't hesitate to tell me. I'll gladly help in a couple of hours. –  Slanec Feb 10 '13 at 9:11
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I would re-tag things out of webdriver, but not synonym it. At some point there may be other implementations, and for right now it seems like it would be better to encourage people to tag with selenium-webdriver and watir or some other front-ending bits. –  voretaq7 Feb 11 '13 at 20:18
    
Re: selenium, this strikes me the same way vmware and microsoft did on Server Fault ("Which of their many products do you mean?") -- Is there any reason you wouldn't want to force the more specific selenium-product tags? –  voretaq7 Feb 11 '13 at 20:19
    
I've retagged all [selenium-xpath] questions to [xpath], and done away with [selenium-rails] as well. Does "Selenium standalone server" always refer to Selenium RC? –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Feb 11 '13 at 20:28
    
@voretaq7 As of [webdriver], I completely agree. If all webdriver questions are retagged as selenium-webdriver and the tag is removed as for now, all people would use selenium-webdriver by default. Sure, somebody may try to recreate it, but we'll be watching :). –  Slanec Feb 11 '13 at 22:15
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn and @voretaq7 (even though he won't be notified): For selenium tag, I'm not sure. Voretaq7 is right about that the tag is mostly redundant on most questions, one of the existing ones are enough. That said, it makes tracking of all the selenium tags much easier if every single one of them is tagged with it. It would be nice if SO offered something like "tag families". How is this handled in the general case on SO? –  Slanec Feb 11 '13 at 22:19
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn I'll take a deep look tomorrow and report back. –  Slanec Feb 11 '13 at 22:20
    
@Slanec: Any updates on this? At least we can get selenium2 merged into selenium-webdriver now, looks like selenium2 is getting less active nowadays. –  Yi Zeng Oct 6 '13 at 21:58
    
Might be revisiting this based on Yi Zeng's comment - see meta.stackexchange.com/questions/215586/… –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 10 at 3:45
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Other WebDriver implementations seem to be making appearances now. So... really unsure about [webdriver] to [selenium-webdriver]. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Mar 10 at 3:51
    
GhostDriver is one example of a WebDriver implementation not provided by the Selenium project –  oberlies May 15 at 17:46
    
And WebdriverJS is an example of a WebDriver language binding not provided by the selenium project. –  oberlies May 22 at 13:17