[rspec-users] response.should have_content("1 movie") does not seem to work for me

Justin Ko jko170 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 15:13:24 UTC 2012

On Jun 14, 2012, at 1:40 AM, Joshua Muheim wrote:

> Hey everybody
> I have worked quite to near the end of The RSpec Book, but now I'm
> having some troubles.
> I'm trying to get the last few Cucumber steps to work, which are:
> Then /^Caddyshack should be in the Comedy genre$/ do
>  visit genres_path
>  click_link "Comedy"
>  save_and_open_page
>  response.should have_content("1 movie")
>  response.should have_content("Caddyshack")
> end
> So far everything's working, but the have_content("1 movie") doesn't,
> although I have hard-coded the string into the view, and when displaying
> what Webrat sees using save_and_open_page, the string definitely is
> there!
> Name: Comedy
> Contains 1 movie
> Edit | Back
> This is what Cucumber tells me:
>  Scenario: Create movie in genre                        #
> features/create_movie.feature:7
>    Given a genre named Comedy                           #
> features/step_definitions/genre_steps.rb:1
>    When I create a movie Caddyshack in the Comedy genre #
> features/step_definitions/movie_steps.rb:1
>    Then Caddyshack should be in the Comedy genre        #
> features/step_definitions/movie_steps.rb:10
>      expected there to be content "1 movie" in ""
> (RSpec::Expectations::ExpectationNotMetError)
>      ./features/step_definitions/movie_steps.rb:14:in `/^Caddyshack
> should be in the Comedy genre$/'
>      features/create_movie.feature:10:in `Then Caddyshack should be in
> the Comedy genre'
> I'm sort of confused anyway, because in the RSpec book I'm told to use
> contains("1 movie"), but this method is not found!
>  undefined method `contains' for
> #<Cucumber::Rails::World:0x007fb114028010> (NoMethodError)
> After some searching on Google I got the hint to use should_contain("1
> movie"), and this method seems to be available, but it doesn't seem to
> work. Anyways, I'm a bit confused now, because should_contain() was
> claimed to be a Capybara thing, and not a Webrat thing, but I never read
> something about Capybara in the book, only about Webrat. So what am I
> using now, and why?? Is it because the book is a bit old already, and
> nowadays Rails uses Capybara by default? Because when removing
> gem "webrat"
> from my Gemfile, Cucumber doesn't complain!
> Please also see my other post about this question (I'm sorry for having
> two posts, I didn't realize they both would be about the same thing):
> http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/4402795
> Thanks a lot for help,
> Josh
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For Capybara, you want: page.should have_content
For Webrat, I _think_ you want: response.should have_text

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