[rspec-users] have_tag missing assert_select outside of controller/view tests

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 15:38:50 EST 2010


On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Ed Howland <ed.howland at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to write an example that uses response.should have_tag('div')
> outside of a Rails view test. I read somewhere that as long as you
> have an instance variable named @response and it respondes to .body
> with some HTML, it should work, but I get this failure:

have_tag is on its way to its death. It won't exist in rspec-rails-2,
though I hesitate to deprecate it in rspec-rails-1.x since many folks
won't be able to upgrade directly anyhow.

I'd recommend using webrat's have_selector instead.

>
> undefined method `assert_select' for #<ActiveSupport::TestCase::Subclass_1:0x103
>
> Also, has anyone cooked this up to work with Sinatra, or are you
> restricted to using Rails? Seems that some Nokogiri wiz could work up
> a substitute for ActiveSupport.
>
> Thanks,
> Ed
>
> Ed Howland
> http://greenprogrammer.wordpress.com
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>
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM, patrick99e99 <patrick99e99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am new to BDD, so am not quite sure how I am supposed to write a
>> test like this..  I get:
>> "ActiveRecord::RecordInvalid in 'User should fail when passwords do
>> not match'
>> Validation failed: Password doesn't match confirmation"
>>
>> If anyone can guide me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it..
>>
>> -patrick
>>
>> require 'spec_helper'
>>
>> describe User do
>>
>>  before(:each) do
>>     @valid_attributes = {
>>      :login => 'test_name',
>>      :password => 'password',
>>      :password_confirmation => 'password'
>>    }
>>
>>      @invalid_attributes = @valid_attributes.merge(:password =>
>> 'not_the_same_password')
>>  end
>>
>>  it "should create a valid user" do
>>    User.create!(@valid_attributes).should be_true
>>  end
>>
>>  it "should fail when passwords do not match" do
>>    User.create!(@invalid_attributes).should be_false
>>  end
>>
>> end
>>
>>
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