[rspec-users] [Webrat][RSpec]

Stephen Eley sfeley at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 00:04:22 EDT 2009

2009/3/17 Andrew Premdas <apremdas at gmail.com>:
> Hi All,
> Since upgrading rspec to 1.2 I am seeing behavior that a web browser is
> being opened when there is a problem in a page that a feature visits.
> Is this behavior intentional and if so can I turn it off. Having thirty
> browser windows open up when I introduce an error that breaks alot of
> features is a real pain in the backside.

Agreed.  It's especially annoying because I run Cucumber in autospec,
and have a few scenarios that deliberately test for some exceptions to
be caught and 404s to be thrown.  These pop the browser page every
time they come up in the background, stealing focus and disrupting my

This is not the principle of least surprise.  Magic should not happen
when it wasn't specifically asked for.

Have Fun,
   Steve Eley (sfeley at gmail.com)
   ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine

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