Selenium::InternetExplorer - A convenience package for creating a IE instance


version 1.47


    my $driver = Selenium::InternetExplorer->new;
    # when you're done



Call this method instead of "quit" in Selenium::Remote::Driver to ensure that the binary executable is also closed, instead of simply closing the browser itself. If the browser is still around, it will call quit for you. After that, it will try to shutdown the browser binary by making a GET to /shutdown and on Windows, it will attempt to do a taskkill on the binary CMD window.


It doesn't take any arguments, and it doesn't return anything.

We do our best to call this when the $driver option goes out of scope, but if that happens during global destruction, there's nothing we can do.


Current Maintainers:

  • George S. Baugh <>

Previous maintainers:

  • Daniel Gempesaw <>

  • Emmanuel Peroumalnaïk <>

  • Luke Closs <>

  • Mark Stosberg <>

Original authors:

  • Aditya Ivaturi <>


Copyright (c) 2010-2011 Aditya Ivaturi, Gordon Child

Copyright (c) 2014-2017 Daniel Gempesaw

Copyright (c) 2018-2021 George S. Baugh

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.