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Closed: Dec 4

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Refresh does not handle special URLs

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Comment 1 by, Jul 31

Labels: StandardsCompliance Pri-2
Status: Available (was: Unconfirmed)
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Comment 3 by, Dec 4

Status: WontFix (was: Available)
This issue concerns step 4 in the spec for Refresh command:

4. If url is special except for file:
   1. Try to wait for navigation to complete.
   2. Try to run the post-navigation checks.

ChromeDriver already does "wait for navigation to complete" and "run the post-navigation checks" after most commands, including Refresh. Thus ChromeDriver isn't missing step 4, but is actually over implementing it, in the sense that it unnecessarily carries out the sub-steps when the URL is file scheme or not special. Excluding these sub-steps for file scheme and non-special URL would require complex changes to ChromeDriver that appears to be unnecessary.


* A URL is defined as special if its scheme is ftp, file, gopher, http, https, ws, or wss. Thus most URLs are special.

* Currently, ChromeDriver passes all WPT tests under /webdriver/tests/refresh.

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