Matching Rails response to visible text

Hi,

I did a bit of experimenting/Googling for what seems like a common
operation, but didn’t like what I found (mostly hand-rolled
regexes)…

I want to verify response text, but don’t care about the structure.
The text happens to be in a table, but appears to the user as pure
text.

E.g. table with columns first_name = “Jim” and last_name = “Johnson”
looks to the reader like “Jim Johnson”
I want to say something like response.should include_text(“Jim
Johnson”), but the html tags throw the match off.

Any suggestions?

Sean

Never mind, found it in the webrat specs 10 seconds after I posted…
guess it’s time for a break, lol…

response.should contain ‘Jim Johnson’

  • Sean

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Sean DeNigris [email protected]
wrote:

E.g. table with columns first_name = “Jim” and last_name = “Johnson”
looks to the reader like “Jim Johnson”
I want to say something like response.should include_text(“Jim
Johnson”), but the html tags throw the match off.

Any suggestions?

Use the webrat contain matcher:

response.body.should contain(“Jim Johnson”)

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