Selenium limits

I am planning to rewrite a set of web pages. Theses pages are inked together in a pretty complex way and, I am in big fear of breaking everything. I want to be sure that all inter-pages links are preserved.

So I am using selenium, to record several navigation scenario on the current set of pages. The selenium IDE is a Firefox that works pretty well. The scenario recording is almost done by clicking through the webpages.

However, after trying it for a few hours, several limitations appear:

– does not locate new windows very well (I have difficulties with links that open in target=blank)

– I still did not manage to test that a link to file works (our pages hosts a lot of PDF files the users should download and I would like to test their availability).