[Webtest] XPath: Absolut element location versus conditional branch
Wed, 27 Nov 2002 14:46:51 +0100
not a full help but maybe some hints about using XPath:
- whenever a match works where not expected, make it fail and watch the
to validate the string representation of the output.
This is also a good opportunity to check for the off-by-one errors in
- don't mix "location step" and "expression", e.g. //tr[td=XXX] will _not_
locate a td node, but
a tr node (read "select //tr where [td=XXX]").
An alternative would be //tr/td[string(.)=XXX]
- WebTest works on the string value
the xpath selection. This may unexpectedly (or on purpose) include child