waitForElementPresent not working, waits forever

I use Recorder Addon in Firefox.

I have this:

waitForElementPresent //input[@id=‘download’]

This does never trigger, it waits forever. But if I manually execute the next line that line works:

click //input[@id=‘download’]

I need to wait because I did not find a way to tell the recorder to wait longer by default (creating the downloadable file takes a while). The page refreshes until the file is ready, on that refresh the download button appears.

However, the JUnit test that is created works! It creates this:

for (int second = 0;; second++) {  
    if (second >= 60) fail("timeout");  
    try { if (isElementPresent(By.xpath("//input\[@id='download'\]"))) break; } catch (Exception e) {}