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

Ben Mabey ben at benmabey.com
Tue May 19 22:39:25 EDT 2009


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

Have you seen what Matt added recently?

https://rspec.lighthouseapp.com/projects/16211/tickets/330-gracefully-handle-exceptions-in-after-block#ticket-330-11

I think this should cover your use case... WDYT?

-Ben

>
> 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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