Selenium does it for you. Or at least it tries its best. Sometimes it falls short, and you must help it a little bit. The usual solution is
Implicit Wait which solves most of the problems.
If you really know what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it, you could try to write a generic method which would check whether the page is completely loaded. However, it can’t be done for every web and for every situation.
Shorter version: You’ll never be sure.
The “normal” load is easy –
document.readyState. This one is implemented by Selenium, of course. The problematic thing are asynchronous requests, AJAX, because you can never tell whether it’s done for good or not. Most of today’s webpages have scripts that run forever and poll the server all the time.
E.g. after a click, some element on the page should become visible and you need to wait for it:
WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10); // you can reuse this one
WebElement elem = driver.findElement(By.id("myInvisibleElement"));
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