[rspec-users] webrat cannot find label?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 14:44:58 EST 2008


On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 1:41 PM, James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca> wrote:
>
> On Thu, November 13, 2008 14:02, James B. Byrne wrote:
>
>>
>> What is the correct syntax to test selecting from a range of values
>> present in an input box?  ...
>
> The webrat API specifies this:
>
>  selects(option_text, options = {})
>
> Verifies that a an option element exists on the current page with the
> specified text. You can optionally restrict the search to a specific
> select list by assigning options[:from] the value of the select list's
> name or a label. Stores the option's value to be sent when the form is
> submitted.
>
> Examples:
>
>  selects "January"
>  selects "February", :from => "event_month"
>  selects "February", :from => "Event Month"
>
>
>
> But when I try to use something like:
>
>    And I select "CORP" from "Legal Form"
>        # features/step_definitions/webrat_steps.rb:16
>
> This is what happens:
>
>      You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
>      The error occurred while evaluating nil.choose (NoMethodError)
>      /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/webrat-0.3.2/lib/webrat/core/scope.rb:91:in
> `selects'
>      /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/webrat-0.3.2/lib/webrat/rails.rb:88:in
> `send'
>
>
> So, checking out webrat.steps I see this:
>
> When /^I select "(.*)" from "(.*)"$/ do |value, field|
>  selects(value, :from => field)
> end
>
> So, as far as I can make out, given the webrat API specifies that a label
> is an acceptable target, this should work.  But it evidently does not.  Is
> this a webrat problem then?

It seems like it. Webrat has its own tracker at
http://webrat.lighthouseapp.com - can you submit a ticket there
please?

>
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