[rspec-users] Failing View Spec, rspec-rails 2.2.1

Matt Smith matthewcalebsmith at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 12:30:05 EST 2010

Hello all.

Just a little frustration moment here and hoping someone can explain to me
what is going on.

I had a passing view spec using >= rspec-rails2. Then after updating to
2.1.0-2.2.1 it always fails. Thinking I was crazy I built the example in the
rspec book, and I get the same thing. Here is the full source:

If I switch out the message.stub(:title => "the title") in "it 'renders a
text field for the message title' do" with assign(:message,
mock_model("Message",:title => "the title").as_new_record), everything
passes. Why does the stub not work anymore?

Using the stub gives this:
  1) messages/new.html.erb renders a text field for the message title
     Failure/Error: form.should have_selector("input",
     expected following output to contain a <input type='text'
name='message[title]' value='the title'/> tag:
     <form accept-charset="UTF-8" action="/messages" class="new_message"
id="new_message" method="post">
     <div style="margin:0;padding:0;display:inline"><input name="utf8"
type="hidden" value="&#10003;"></div>
       <input id="message_title" name="message[title]" size="30" type="text"
id="message_submit" name="commit" type="submit" value="Save">

Note the
which must be why the test fails. Is this an intentional change on how stub
or assign works?

Much thanks!

Matt Smith

matthewcalebsmith at gmail.com
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