#195 ✓wontfix

click_link using title and classes

Reported by diabolo | March 13th, 2009 @ 12:06 PM | in 0.4.5

current gem 0.4.2 doesn't support title and classes when doing click link.

i've done a fork which fixes this

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  • diabolo

    diabolo March 13th, 2009 @ 12:10 PM

    actual commits are listed below

    first adds tests for title


    second adds functionality for classes


  • diabolo

    diabolo April 21st, 2009 @ 01:27 PM

    • Assigned user set to “Bryan Helmkamp”

    This has been submitted for about a month now. Is there any reason its being ignored?

  • gaffo

    gaffo April 22nd, 2009 @ 01:22 PM

    • Tag changed from click_link to click_link, patch, pull, verify
    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    first branch looks good.

  • gaffo

    gaffo April 22nd, 2009 @ 01:36 PM

    2nd branch looks fine as well. The question is does it align with the api for the other modes.

  • Bryan Helmkamp

    Bryan Helmkamp April 22nd, 2009 @ 04:42 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “wontfix”

    Hey Andew,

    Sorry for the delay. I do not want to expand the current click_link API to support more location strategies implicitly, but I'd like to support this with another API.

    Here's what I'm thinking:

    click_link link_with_css(".class_name")

    Not a huge fan of the duplication of "link" but that's the best I've got so far.

    Can you please open a ticket about adding a method to lookup a link by CSS if that's useful to you, so we can track it separately? Thanks.



  • diabolo

    diabolo April 23rd, 2009 @ 11:37 AM

    Couldn't you accept these patches and then decide to refactor the api afterwards? The patches do work, have been tested and are useful (been used in our current project for a while). In the meantime the new api doesn't exist yet. When you decide what this new api is I'm sure you can then refactor to get things just how you want them

  • Lee Hambley

    Lee Hambley April 23rd, 2009 @ 11:40 AM

    I can't see the case for not including the patch, although the prospect of reliable CSS selectors to do this sort of work are exciting, but it is leaving us all hanging a bit those of us who have had to fork webrat, and can't benefit from master changes without a load of grief keeping up to date could really use this patch.

    On what grounds are you not thinking of including this in the main distribution?

  • Lee Hambley

    Lee Hambley April 23rd, 2009 @ 11:45 AM

    Also it strikes me that link_with_css is a silly name, why not something like the following

    click_link 'Shopping Cart' # Behaves as it does presently
    click_link :class => 'shopping_cart'  # Class Selector `.shopping_cart`
    click_link :class => '.shopping_cart' # As Above.
    click_link :id => 'shopping_cart_1'  # ID Selector
    click_link :id => '#shopping_cart_1' # ID Selector
    click_link :href => '/cart/item/\d+' # Select anything that matches that pattern

    Just a thought, that is what my implementation went...

  • Rob Aldred

    Rob Aldred April 23rd, 2009 @ 01:15 PM

    I like lee.hambley's suggestion, but maybe a better way would be using css selectors click_link '.shopping_cart' click_link '#shopping_cart_1' click_link 'a[href=/cart/item]'

    click_link link_with_css does not read right :(

  • gaffo

    gaffo April 23rd, 2009 @ 01:53 PM

    One of the things we want to avoid is having to deprecate apis. Pulling in the patch as it is would require us to do so. Having a stable and standard api for webrat across all of the drivers and application frameworks has been a major goal for the last year.

  • gaffo

    gaffo April 23rd, 2009 @ 01:59 PM

    • Milestone set to 0.4.5
  • gaffo

    gaffo April 23rd, 2009 @ 01:59 PM

    changed the milestone just for the tests. no problem changing it back if this is confusing.

  • Morgan Christiansson

    Morgan Christiansson July 20th, 2009 @ 08:46 AM

    +1 for Rob Aldreds suggestion to use CSS selectors.

    click_link ".shopping_cart"
    click_link ".shopping_cart input[type='submit']"
    click_link "a[href^='/cart']"

    This is very similair to the jquery API:

    $(".shopping_cart input[type='submit']").click();

    Very flexible and fully backwards compatible.

  • semal

    semal January 20th, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

    حكم واقوال كلمات حب خواطر حب اجمل وأروع حكم وأقوال العظماء والمشاهير اجمل وأروع كلمات الحب اجمل واروع خواطر الحب حكم واقوال
    حكم عن الحب
    كلام عن الحب
    اقوال عن الحب
    كلمات حب
    كلمات حزينه
    كلمات رومانسية
    خواطر حب
    خواطر قصيره
    خواطر حزينه

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