I am interested in the default value of timeouts on selenium
SetScriptTimeout. Because I want to know, Do I need to set a values for those timeouts? or the default value is good for selenium webdriver working. But I cannot find a correct answer, someone say the default value is 0, and other one say it is 30 sec.
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These three timeouts are managed by the server-side of the Selenium equation. Your script, be it in Java, Python, Ruby, C#, or whatever, is a client that sends commands to a server that lives in the browser. (There may be an intermediary that relays commands to the browser, like Selenium grid. Unfortunately, it is also sometimes called a "server".)
The Firefox server defines its timeouts like this:
The implicit wait timeout is set to 0 by default. This means that if a command that finds elements does not find anything, it won't wait.
The page load timeout is set to -1 by default. This means that Selenium will wait indefinitely for the page to load.
What Saifur found is not the same as the page load timeout. That's a timeout between the Selenium client and the Selenium server, which is not particularly well explained on the page Saifur found.
The script timeout is set to 0 by default. A comment in the source code explains:
The amount of time, in milliseconds, this session should wait for asynchronous scripts to finish executing. If set to 0, then the timeout will not fire until the next event loop after the script is executed. This will give scripts that employ a 0-based setTimeout to finish.
So even if it set to zero, an asynchronous script can still execute but it has to complete before Selenium's timeout gets a chance to run again.
This is from the code that Selenium uses for Firefox. The other browsers use different code bases but they are supposed to behave consistently, at least with regards to things that are proper to Selenium itself, like these timeouts. So the values and their interpretations should be the same for other browsers too.