[Seaside] SeasideTesting and WebTester w/ Selenium

Bart Gauquie bart.gauquie at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 08:50:48 UTC 2010


WebTester is still in development. New features are added if needed.

I agree that the code you've written is yikes ...

What you've should be able to write is something like:

     self assert: (self divByXPath: '@class="foo"') isPresent

which will encapsulate the code you've provided. (analoguous to the other

If I find the time, I will add it ... or I welcome your try to add it ...

Kind Regards,


On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 6:33 AM, Joel Turnbull <joelbywan at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure if I'm doing this right.
> How do I, with WebTester, test that <div class="foo"> is present? This is
> boggling me, and testing something like that seemed pretty obvious with
> SeasideTesting. I ended up doing this, but yikes...
>     self assert: ( self webTester processCommand: 'isElementPresent'
> withParams: ( Array with: '//div[@class=''foo'']' )) = 'true'
> Am I trying to do something that WebTester is not suited for?
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Joel Turnbull <joelbywan at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Very helpful, thank you. It occurred to me last night as I was playing
>> some more with WebTester that it isn't necessarily a mutually exclusive
>> decision. Like Johan stated, each  can be utilized for different kinds of
>> testing.
>> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 7:16 AM, C. David Shaffer <cdshaffer at acm.org>wrote:
>>>  On 08/25/10 06:49, Bart Gauquie wrote:
>>> > WebTester opens a browser by sending a http request to Selenium Remote
>>> > Control (http://seleniumhq.org/projects/remote-control/). And then
>>> > this remote control starts the browser. Selenium Remote Control is a
>>> > java process you have to start before starting the selenium tests in
>>> > Smalltalk.
>>> >
>>> I see.  I'm sure that makes sense for Selenium but for SeasideTesting
>>> the best option is raising a browser window from Smalltalk (you could
>>> ask the user to do it for you if you are really allergic to FFI).  This
>>> is especially true on build servers where ST is running inside a VNC
>>> session, for example.
>>> David
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