[rspec-users] How do I figure out which (wrong) file rspec is loading?

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 09:03:35 EDT 2010

On Oct 31, 2010, at 11:14 PM, Curious Yogurt wrote:

> I'm using Rails 3.0.1, RSpec-Rails 2.0.1 and Webrat 0.7.1. I have the
> following test:
> describe PagesController do
>  describe "GET 'main'" do
>    it "should have the right title" do
>      get 'main'
>      response.should have_selector("title", :content => "My title")
>    end
>  end
> end
> The HTML of pages#main checks out: it contains My Title. When I run
> rspec, it gives me a failure on this test, and says it expects to find
> the tag in the following line:
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://
> www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
> Since this is not the file stored at pages#main, I take it that rspec
> is, for some reason, loading the wrong page. How do I solve this? Or,
> failing a general solution, how can I get rspec to tell me which page
> it is trying to load, so that I can try to figure out why it is going
> to this other page? Thanks.

Controller specs don't render views unless you tell them to explicitly. Please see:



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