[Webtest] Re: problems with verifyxpath
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 15:21:53 +0200
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> I'm testing a web application and I have some problems with
> This steps seems not work. For example, searching in the page a link
> with the step <verifyxpath stepid="verify xpath 1" xpath="//a"/> canoo
> web test get a failure message
> In the report Canoo WebTest returns this message
> com.canoo.webtest.engine.StepFailedException: xpath test: //a matched no
> nodes, Step: VerifyXPath at file:C:/.../test/build.xml:29: with
> (text="null", stepId="verify xpath 1", xpath="//a", regex="false",
> I'm tryng also with <verifyxpath stepid="verify xpath 1"
> xpath="//a[@href='myPage.jsp']"/>, but I have the same result. (and the
> link exists in the tested page)
how looks the page you're testing on?
> My first question is: this step search an <a> tag in the page HTML with
> label "null"? why?
> reading the syntax reference if the text attribute is not specified
> <verifyxpath> "...match at least one node in the document object model..."
why with label "null"?
...xpath="//a" ... -> tests if there is at least 1 link in the page
...xpath="//a[@href='myPage.jsp']"... -> tests if there is a link with href="myPage.jsp" in the page
> The page HTML may be a simple HTML or have to be a XHTML?
normal html is ok, the html parser allows to see it as well structured xml
> I have another question: <verifyxpath> supports XSLfunctions like
> count(), text()...?
> I hope somebody will be able to help me...
I hope I do