[Webtest] RE: Webtest for JS and dynamic webpages
Craig Copeland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mon, 23 Oct 2006 08:14:08 -0700 (PDT)
>>> 3) Not sure to really understand what is the aim of this. You want to
>>> verify the debug messages?
>> I use this to verify the outcome of particular JS calls where I believe
>> may be problems, but the outcome isn't explicitly shown. This is how I
>> the issue where table.rows.cells.length was returning 0 when the first
>> element was <TH> instead of <TD>. Perhaps there is a way to send output to
>aren't the message on the console enough for such debug purposes?
you get is only the start of what you need. You typically will get some sort
of error message, a line number, and maybe a stack trace. Usually there are a
number of variables inside the JS that the logic depends upon as well as
internal function calls and then the basic JS itself. A debugger complete with
variable watch, watchlists, breakpoints, stepwise iteration, etc would
definitely make it easier in these situations.
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