[rspec-users] Webrat or RSpec and Table Headers

Matt Wynne matt at mattwynne.net
Wed Dec 29 05:21:50 EST 2010


On 29 Dec 2010, at 06:14, Shea Levy wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Suppose I have a table that lists all of my products, that includes a a <th>Description</th> somewhere in the first <tr>, and each product has its data held within a <tr id="product<%= product.id %>">. After updating a product's description, I want to write something like:
> 
> within "tr#category#{category.id}" do
>   under_header "Description" do |scope|
>     scope.contains "New Description"
>   end
> end
> 
> in a Cucumber/webrat feature definition or
> 
> response.should have_tag("tr#category1") do
>   under_header "Description" do
>     text =>  "Howdy
>   end
> end
> 
> in an RSpec spec. Is there anything like this available, any way to search within a specific table column by specifying the header?
> 
> Cheers,
> Shea
> 
> 

It's worth looking at the tableish method that cucumber-rails provides. You can use it to turn a HTML table element into an array. You can even diff it against a Cucumber::Ast::Table object.

cheers,
Matt

matt at mattwynne.net
07974 430184

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