Selenium.WebDriver (SeleniumHQ) is a great tool that lets you automate your Web UI Tests. With the tool you can navigate through web pages, find elements, put text into input controls or click links or buttons placed in that pages. Unfortunately as life shows, you can always find some lacks. The lack of element’s value getter is one of them.
What about performance – are we looking for the same element twice!? Yes, but this could takes miliseconds while the whole session of UI Tests could take tens of minutes. The waste of time is repaid by the new functionality coverage.