[rspec-users] Testing item links in Webrat (was: Cucumber)

Mark Thomson mark.thomson at ieee.org
Sun Oct 26 20:01:42 EDT 2008

aslak hellesoy wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 11:30 PM, Mark Thomson <mark.thomson at ieee.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> This is a Webrat question - not a Cucumber question.

Only if you know the answer :-)

>> 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
> Use the #clicks_link_within method in Webrat.
> Aslak

Thanks Aslak. You've made me realize I have been looking at an old 
version of the documentation, here: 
http://www.brynary.com/uploads/webrat/rdoc/index.html. So I didn't 
realize there was a click_links_within method. Google has just led me 
here: http://webrat.rubyforge.org/.

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