[Webtest] WebTest fails on Petstore 2.0
Paul Beck <email@example.com>
Sat, 05 Jul 2008 21:53:38 -0400
I am doing a comparison of various web application testing tools. WebTest
appeared to be a strong contender from the documentation, however that
turned out not to be the case in practice. I am using the Petstore 2.0
application from Sun's Blueprints as a basis for test, as this has a lot of
AJAX stuff in it. Simple assertions fail as WebTest apparently does not see
the text that is displayed via AJAX. Here is a trivial test which fails:
<webtest name="check that petstore categories can be found by
description="Go to Petstore 2.0"/>
<verifyTitle text="Java Pet Store Reference Application" />
<verifyText text="Beach Dog"/>
It cannot find any text of the page. If I click on the failed step
(verifyText) Page link, it displays a page with almost no text.
What am I doing wrong?
In addition, XPath expressions that work in Selenium-RC or Watir fail in
WebTest. For example, on the home page for Petstore, the images on the left
which are displayed as a dojo pick list can be accessed and clicked on via
the XPath //img[@src="/petstore/images/dogs_icon.gif"] in either Watir or
Selenium. Also, the WebTest recorder recognizes this as a valid XPath
expression but a <verifyXPath /> fails as does any use of it in a test.
Am I missing something?