Difference Between Selenium RC and Selenium Webdriver?



Selenium RC
Selenium WebDriver
Required to start server before executing the test script.
Doesn’t required to start server before executing the test script.
It is standalone java program which allow you to run Html test suites.
It actual core API which has binding in a range of languages.
Core engine is Javascript based
Interacts natively with browser application
It is easy and small API
As compared to RC, it is bit complex and large API.
API’s are less Object oriented
API’s are entirely Object oriented
It doesn’t supports of moving mouse cursors.
It supports of moving mouse cursors.
Need to append full xpath with ‘xpath=\\’ syntax
No need to append full xpath with ‘xpath=\\’ syntax
It does not supports listeners
It supports the implementation of listeners
It does not support to test iphone/Android applications
It support to test iphone/Android applications



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