[rspec-users] Testing for particular CSS (i.e. display: none)

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 11:27:53 EDT 2007

On 9/25/07, David James <davidj503 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a page that hides elements using CSS display: none.
> I don't expect RSpec to test any changes made by Javascript; I just want to
> test how the page loads initially: what is visible and what is not.

If the css is expressed in-line in the html, then you can do it like
so (example assumes a div with id foo that should be hidden):

response.should have_tag('div#foo[style=?]', /display:\s*none/)

have_tag wraps asset_select, so have a look at the assert_select docs
for more info


> Can I test this in RSpec?  Or do I need to use something like Selenium?
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