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tomo

have_selector and have_xpath don't match descendants in blocks

Reported by tomo | April 29th, 2009 @ 02:52 AM

HaveXpath (and thus HaveSelector) replace %r'//' with './' in the xpath query within a block. This prevents matchers inside the block from matching parents of the matched nodes. It also prevents matchers inside the block from matching arbitrary descendants of the matched nodes. See http://gist.github.com/103587 for an example.

Also, if the query xpath happened to have more than one '//' in it (e.g. '//foo//bar'), wouldn't this be severely screwed up ('./foo./bar')?

I think this can be solved by instead replacing %r'^//' with './/'. I've forked webrat and added a couple tests: http://github.com/tomo/webrat. Making this change didn't break any tests, but I'm not very confident that it doesn't introduce any bugs.

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