Method: Capybara.string

Defined in:
lib/capybara.rb

.string(html) ⇒ Capybara::Node::Simple

Wraps the given string, which should contain an HTML document or fragment in a Capybara::Node::Simple which exposes all Capybara::Node::Matchers, Capybara::Node::Finders and Capybara::Node::DocumentMatchers. This allows you to query any string containing HTML in the exact same way you would query the current document in a Capybara session.

Examples:

A single element

node = Capybara.string('<a href="foo">bar</a>')
anchor = node.first('a')
anchor[:href] #=> 'foo'
anchor.text #=> 'bar'

Multiple elements

node = Capybara.string <<-HTML
  <ul>
    <li id="home">Home</li>
    <li id="projects">Projects</li>
  </ul>
HTML

node.find('#projects').text # => 'Projects'
node.has_selector?('li#home', text: 'Home')
node.has_selector?('#projects')
node.find('ul').find('li:first-child').text # => 'Home'

Parameters:

  • html (String)

    An html fragment or document

Returns:


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# File 'lib/capybara.rb', line 239

def string(html)
  Capybara::Node::Simple.new(html)
end