[rspec-users] [Cucumber] Fail a scenario from After or AfterStep

Luke Melia luke at lukemelia.com
Tue May 19 18:26:49 EDT 2009

Any further thoughts on this, Aslak? I'd prefer to go with a solution  
in line with the future direction of Cucumber if possible.


On May 15, 2009, at 5:12 PM, Luke Melia wrote:

> On May 15, 2009, at 3:36 PM, aslak hellesoy wrote:
>> Thanks for doing that. I have one more favour to ask: Can you show me
>> an example of a StepDefinition that would cause the file to be
>> created?
> That is a tougher question, because any browser interaction that  
> causes an HTTP request to the app under test could result in a  
> server error.
> Ajax requests can be triggered by javascript, and in various parts  
> of our app, they are triggered by clicking on links, submitting  
> forms, dragging and dropping divs, hovering over a div, waiting for  
> a page load to complete, as a callback from interacting with a 3rd  
> party web service, or waiting for a setTimeout to execute.
> So one way I could tackle it is to add a step to the end of every  
> scenario that says "Then the application should not have issued any  
> responses with 50x status codes", but that would be a) repetitive,  
> and b) not fail until all steps had run, making it harder to track  
> down the step in the test where the failure occurred.
> One way to look at may be that I'm trying to enforce an invariant.  
> Under no circumstances in my test suite is it appropriate for my app  
> to raise a 50x error. In my Rails integration suite, webrat enforces  
> this particular invariant for me, but can't find a good hook in the  
> selenium test stack to do this, which is why I'm looking at this  
> route.
> Cheers,
> Luke
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