[rspec-users] nokogiri selector help

Jonathan Linowes jonathan at parkerhill.com
Fri Jan 30 21:45:19 EST 2009


On Jan 25, 2009, at 11:58 AM, Zach Dennis wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:05 AM, Jonathan Linowes
> <jonathan at parkerhill.com> wrote:
>> hiya,
>>
>> i want the selector that would return a <tr> of a table if any td  
>> contains
>> some text, so i can use it in click_link_within
>>
>> e.g. When I click the "show" link within the row containing
>> "user at example.com"
>>
>>
>> When /^I click the "(.+)" link within the row containing "(.+)"$/  
>> do |link,
>> text|
>>        selector = ??
>>        click_link_within  selector, link
>> end
>
> You can use an XPath selector to find the parent. Try:
>
> selector = "//table//tr//td[contains(.,'user at example.com')]//.."

hi Zach,

that works as a selector when I do
         doc = Nokogiri::HTML.parse( response.body )
         doc.xpath(selector)
returns the correct dom elements

but when used with click_link_within I get the error

Nokogiri::CSS::SyntaxError Exception: unexpected '//' after ''



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