[Webtest] verifyXPath

Marc Guillemot Marc Guillemot <mguillemot@yahoo.fr>
Thu, 14 Dec 2006 14:38:00 +0100


Are you sure that there is no special character involved? You can try to 
ask WebTest to print the @title value for instance making a verifyXPath 
step to fail.

Marc.

Mark McKeown wrote:
> Hi Marc,
> 
> to clarify, the error was:
> 
> failed with message "xpath test: 
> //div[@id='formTable']/form/fieldset[1]/label/a[@title='test tooltip.'] 
> matched no nodes"
> 
> I was trying some different combinations to try and discover why it 
> would not work!
> 
> Any thoughts/ideas?
> 
> Mark
> 
> Marc Guillemot wrote:
>> Did you really try with the XPath you show? The error message 
>> indicates something else ('test' rather than 'test tooltip.').
>>
>> Marc.
>>
>> Mark McKeown wrote:
>>> Hi Guys,
>>>
>>> I have a fragment of html:
>>>
>>> <a title="test tooltip." href="1#">
>>>
>>> which I am trying to verify the XPath of.
>>>
>>> If I use:
>>>
>>> //div[@id='formTable']/form/fieldset[1]/label/a[@href='1#']
>>> then the XPath verifies ok.
>>>
>>> However if I try:
>>>
>>> //div[@id='formTable']/form/fieldset[1]/label/a[@title='test tooltip.']
>>> then CANOO reports:
>>> failed with message "xpath test: 
>>> //div[@id='formTable']/form/fieldset[1]/label/a[@title='test'] 
>>> matched no nodes"
>>>
>>> I am using the title attribute to specify a mouse-over tooltip on a 
>>> piece of text. Are there any restrictions in XPath here which I may 
>>> not be aware of? Can anyone suggest a solution?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Mark
>>>
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