[rspec-users] Testing item links in Cucumber

Mark Thomson mark.thomson at ieee.org
Sun Oct 26 18:30:53 EDT 2008

I have an index template that contains a tabulated list of database 
items, each of which has an associated "display" link that enables the 
item to be displayed via a "show" action. In Cucumber I know how to test 
that the show template is rendered when one of those links is clicked 
using webrat's "click_link" method and response.should render_template.

What I'm not sure about is whether it's possible to specify that a 
particular link gets clicked, since there are multiple links on the page 
with the same text. I'd like to be able to test that the particular 
database record that gets used in the show template corresponds to the 
one whose display link was clicked.

Any thoughts on this? Is a story-level test the right place to be 
checking this, or should it be handled in an object level test?


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