[rspec-users] Problem specing application layout, missing partial?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 13:35:00 EDT 2010

On Jul 5, 2010, at 12:21 PM, Pixel wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 11:16 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 5, 2010, at 9:52 AM, Pixel wrote:
>> In an effort to teach myself BDD I'm trying it out.  I'm trying to do a simple (should be straightforward) spec on my application.html.haml file first looking for a div tag with the class 'nav'  it seems that rspec isn't able to render the app/views/layouts/application.html.haml file.  
>> Gist with command/error/backtrace: http://gist.github.com/463978#file_gistfile1.txt
> Short version:
> Don't pass anything to render() in the spec. It'll do the right thing as long as you name the template in the string passed to describe:
> require "spec_helper"
> describe "layouts/application.html.haml" do
>   it "displays a navigation area" do
>     render
>     rendered.should have_selector('div#nav')
>   end
> end
> Of course it helps when I write out the file name correctly in the describe line, so that rspec can build the correct call.  Woops!  Thanks for your help and patience David, much appreciated.

Yes, it turns out that computers are not great interpreters :)

Happy to help.

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