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I'm implementing a lot of Selenium tests using Java. Sometimes, my tests fail due to a StaleElementReferenceException. Could you suggest some approaches to making the tests more stable?

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This can happen if a DOM operation happening on the page is temporarily causing the element to be inaccessible. To allow for those cases, you can try to access the element several times in a loop before finally throwing an exception.

public boolean retryingFindClick(By by) {

    boolean result = false;

    int attempts = 0;

    while(attempts < 2) {

        try {

            driver.findElement(by).click();

            result = true;

            break;

        } catch(StaleElementException e) {

        }

        attempts++;

    }

    return result;

}

I hope this helps! 

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