Problems with assert_select in integration tests


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I’ve been battling with assert_select in my integration tests for
several evenings now. I’m testing a multi-step form, and after
submitting the first step, my assert_selects fail on the attempts to
find the form on the next page. However if I print out the response
object, it has the exact text of what I’m trying to match.

Here is the complete integration test. The failure occures on the
first assert_select in the second call to click_button.

require “#{File.dirname(FILE)}/…/test_helper”

class AccountCreationTest < ActionController::IntegrationTest

def test_personal_account_creation
goto_home_page
click_link “Create Account”, “/account/new_account_step_one”
click_button “Next Step”, “/account/new_account_step_one”,
:user=>{:username=>“TestUser”,
:password=>‘T3st!ng’, :password_confirmation=>‘T3st!ng’,
:account_type=>‘Personal’, :email=>‘removed_email_address@domain.invalid’}
click_button “Create Account”, “/account/new_account_step_two”,
{:first_name=>‘Test’, :last_name=>‘User’}
end

private
def goto_home_page
get “/”
assert_response :success
assert_template “register/list”
end

def click_link(link_text, destination)
assert_select “a[href*=#{destination}]”, link_text
get destination
assert_response :success
end

def click_button(button_text, destination, params={})
assert_select “form[action=#{destination}]” do
assert_select “input[type=submit][value=#{button_text}]”
end
post_via_redirect destination, params
assert_response :success
end

end

Here is the failure report:

  1. Failure:
    test_personal_account_creation(AccountCreationTest)
    [/Users/nielsene/ruby-work/compinabox/config/…/vendor/rails/actionpack/lib/action_controller/assertions/selector_assertions.rb:281:in
    assert_select' test/integration/account_creation_test.rb:37:inclick_button’
    test/integration/account_creation_test.rb:11:in
    test_personal_account_creation' /Users/nielsene/ruby-work/compinabox/config/../vendor/rails/actionpack/lib/action_controller/integration.rb:453:inrun’]:
    Expected at least 1 elements, found 0.
    is not true.

And here is an except from “puts response.inspect”
#<ActionController::CgiResponse:0x247432c @redirected_to=nil,
@headers={“Status”=>“200 OK”, “type”=>“text/html; charset=utf-8”,
“cookie”=>[], “Cache-Control”=>“no-cache”, “Content-Length”=>2247},
@session=#<CGI::Session:0x246e2b0
@session_id=“d0060c4ee33f3d58c0ef83bbfa107b6f”,
@data={:pending_user=>{“password_confirmation”=>“T3st!ng”,
“username”=>“TestUser”, “account_type”=>“Personal”,
“password”=>“T3st!ng”, “email”=>“removed_email_address@domain.invalid”}, “flash”=>{}},
@dbprot=[], @dbman=#<CGI::Session::ActiveRecordStore:0x246d004
@session=nil>, @new_session=false>,
@cgi=#<ActionController::Integration::Session::MockCGI:0x24772fc
@output_cookies=[[“d0060c4ee33f3d58c0ef83bbfa107b6f”]],
@env_table={“CONTENT_LENGTH”=>nil, “HTTP_HOST”=>“www.example.com”,
“REMOTE_ADDR”=>“127.0.0.1”,
“CONTENT_TYPE”=>“application/x-www-form-urlencoded”, “HTTPS”=>“off”,
“HTTP_COOKIE”=>"_session_id=d0060c4ee33f3d58c0ef83bbfa107b6f; “,
“REQUEST_URI”=>”/account/new_account_step_two", “SERVER_PORT”=>“80”,
“QUERY_STRING”=>nil,
“HTTP_ACCEPT”=>“text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,/;q=0.5”,
“REQUEST_METHOD”=>“GET”},
@output_hidden={"_session_id"=>“d0060c4ee33f3d58c0ef83bbfa107b6f”},
@stdoutput=#StringIO:0x24771d0,
@cookies={"_session_id"=>[“d0060c4ee33f3d58c0ef83bbfa107b6f”]},
@stdinput=#StringIO:0x24771e4, @params={}, @multipart=false>, @body="
[ header of page cut … ] <div id=“main-double”>\n\t\t\t\n\n<form
action="/account/new_account_step_two" method=“post”>

<label
for=“user_first_name”>First Name:
\n\t<input
id=“first_name” name=“first_name” type=“text” />

\n

<label
for=“user_last_name”>Last Name:
\n\t<input
id=“last_name” name=“last_name” type=“text” />

\n<input
name=“commit” type=“submit” value=“Create Account”
/>\n\t\t\n\t\n \t<div
class=“clearing”> \n

Can anyone help me understand what I’ve been doing wrong?