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Browser mode not responding for a webpage with .HTML extension

RoshiniSyed
Level 4
Hello,

I am working in a webpage with .html extension.  I tried to spy the elements using Browser mode , but it looks like the browser spy mode is not detecting any elements .I can spy with rest of the spying modes .This happens only with pages with .html extension.

since we have a requirement to capture XPath of elements, we need Browser mode.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

BP version: 7.0.0
Browser : Chrome

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Roshini Syed
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John__Carter
Staff
Staff
Do you have the right browser extension installed?

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John Carter
Professional Services
Blue Prism
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AravindBabu
Level 3

Hi Roshini,

Seems like you are not using chrome rather you are using some file to access something. 

We would request you to try with other modes.

if that is not helping please check whether you have installed Extension or not and try restarting your machine. 



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Aravind Babu
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Hi Roshini,

I agree with you, even I have faced this issue in past and my browser extension is properly installed as well since I can interact with other dynamic URL's. For me also when I try to use Browser Mode over a static HTML page stored locally as a file, I can't use Browser Mode even if AA and UIA mode works for me.

@John Carter and @AravindBabu2 - Do you have any sample use cases to share the same with us as well since we are not able to implement the same using Browser Mode even after using the latest compatible browser extension which works over every other dynamic URL's that we have.

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Regards,
Devneet Mohanty
Intelligent Process Automation Consultant | Sr. Consultant - Automation Developer,
WonderBotz India Pvt. Ltd.
Blue Prism Community MVP | Blue Prism 7x Certified Professional
Website: https://devneet.github.io/
Email: devneetmohanty07@gmail.com

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Hope it helps you out and if my solution resolves your query, then please provide a big thumbs up so that the others members in the community having similar problem statement can track the answer easily in future.

Regards,
Devneet Mohanty
Intelligent Process Automation Consultant | Technical Business Analyst,
WonderBotz India Pvt. Ltd.
Blue Prism Community MVP | Blue Prism 7x Certified Professional
Website: https://devneet.github.io/
Email: devneetmohanty07@gmail.com

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I'm seeing the same thing guys. HTML content served as web content (below right) can be spied, the same HTML opened as a file (below left) cannot. My guess is that the extension only 'sees' traffic from a web server.
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John Carter
Professional Services
Blue Prism
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Hello @John Carter - Can you raise this internally as a bug/improvement.

Don't know where this will sit in priority list for next version but seems like organization are having such URL/web sites having .html which need attention.​

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Neeraj Kumar
Technical Architect
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I was facing the same issue with a .HTML file that was stored locally.

I think I might have just resolved it though, as I can now use Browser mode to spy it.     I have been trying quite a few different settings though, so I am not 100% if this change is what fixed it.  ( I also turned off the 2 top settings on edge://setttings/system  - "Startup Boost" and "Continue running background extensions" )

I took the following steps:

- Right click on extension in Edge
- Select Manage Extensions
- Tick the option "Allow access to file URLs"

@John Carter - are you able to replicate this and confirm that this is the fix?

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Willem Borgesius
Technical Director
Delta4Services
Europe/London
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