Spy/Ranorex not seeing my web DOM or links in it (Chrome)

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Spy/Ranorex not seeing my web DOM or links in it (Chrome)

Post by Aracknid » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:00 pm


First let me say I'm not having ANY issue with Chrome and my app which is a very complex client/server web app. I'm using 8.3.2 and also testing with 9.0.1. All good.

Oddly enough, I'm working on some new test and I had to make a very simple html page, load it in the browser, find the link, and click it. Here's the html page:
		<title>Link Tests</title>
			<li><a href="http://www.google.com">Google</a></li>
			<li><a href="http://www.bing.com">Bing</a></li>
			<li><a href="http://www.yahoo.com">Yahoo</a></li>
In IE and FireFox (ESR v60.5), it works perfectly fine. In Chrome (72), it doesn't work. When I launch Spy, it doesn't even see the DOM.

Again, this is using 8.3.2 and 9.0.1

Any thoughts?


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Re: Spy/Ranorex not seeing my web DOM or links in it (Chrome)

Post by odklizec » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:15 am


If Spy does not detect DOM, it indicates a problem with Chrome plugin. Have you tried another web in Chrome and eventually, uninstall/reinstall Chrome plugin (via Ranorex instrumentation wizard)? Also, are you sure the other browsers and not whitelisted and therefore, Chrome is eventually blocked? ;)

I tried your HTML code in Chrome (via www.w3schools.com) and Ranorex 9.0.1 spy detects both DOM and all links as expected.
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