[rspec-users] Expecting an array but getting a string using webrat

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Fri May 7 08:36:44 EDT 2010


On May 7, 2010, at 7:35 AM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> 
> On May 4, 2010, at 2:51 PM, Frank wrote:
> 
>> Hi Guys,
>> 
>> I'm new to webrat and I've encountered a problem. I have a nested form
>> that I've created using the steps similar to the Rails Casts
>> http://railscasts.com/episodes/75-complex-forms-part-3
>> 
>> As context, I have a form for programming exercises with a title and
>> description. The form also has a field for the associated Hint object,
>> just a regular text area field for the hint text.
>> 
>> When I submit a form using webrat and cucumber my application receives
>> 'params' with:
>> 
>>    "new_hint_attributes"=>"[{\"text\"=>\"This is hint 1\"}]"
>> 
>> The key 'new_hint_attributes' maps to a string causing the application
>> to crash during a cucumber test.
>> 
>> But when I submit the form using the browser my application receives
>> 'params' with:
>> 
>>    "new_hint_attributes"=>[{"text"=>"This is hint 1"}]
>> 
>> The key 'new_hint_attributes' maps to an array and everything works
>> fine.
>> 
>> I was wondering what I might be doing wrong.
>> 
>> Also, I was wondering if this ticket my be related:
>> https://webrat.lighthouseapp.com/projects/10503/tickets/259-webratmechanize-treats-array-as-string
> 
> I'm not sure about this myself, but you may want to check the Cucumber and Webrat lists since those are the libraries you're seeing trouble with:
> 
> http://groups.google.com/group/cukes
> http://groups.google.com/group/webrat

Ah - I see you already did :) http://groups.google.com/group/webrat/browse_thread/thread/d8e6bac15cb8fbd7

Feel free to post back here if you find a solution.

Thanks,
David


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