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To use Webrat's Selenium support, you'll need the selenium-client gem installed. Activate it with (for example, in your
require "webrat" . do |config| config.mode = :selenium end
Dropping down to the selenium-client API
If you ever need to do something with Selenium not provided in the Webrat API, you can always drop down to the selenium-client API using the
selenium method. For example:
When "I drag the photo to the left" do selenium.dragdrop("id=photo_123", "+350, 0") end
Choosing the underlying framework to test
Webrat assumes you're using rails by default but it can also work with sinatra and merb. To take advantage of this you can use the configuration block to set the application_framework variable.
require "webrat" . do |config| config.mode = :selenium config.application_port = 4567 config.application_framework = :sinatra # could also be :merb end
Auto-starting of the appserver and java server
Webrat will automatically start the Selenium Java server process and an instance of Mongrel when a test is run. The Mongrel will run in the “selenium” environment instead of “test”, so ensure you've got that defined, and will run on port Webrat.configuration.application_port.
In order to make writing Selenium tests as easy as possible, Webrat will automatically wait for the correct elements to exist on the page when trying to manipulate them with methods like
fill_in, etc. In general, this means you should be able to write your Webrat::Selenium tests ignoring the concurrency issues that can plague in-browser testing, so long as you're using the Webrat API.
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