[Kc] Testing Forms

djgoku djgoku at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 09:31:25 PST 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 11:17 AM, Doug Sparling <doug.sparling at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you're automating your tests, I'd go with something like the Selenium
> library. I haven't done much Perl for three or four years, so I can only
> speak from experience that's non-Perl related. We used Selenium (and
> Cucumber/Webrat, as at the time I was doing RoR) for automated integration
> testing, testing forms, and TDD/BDD. If it's off the cuff/simple testing,
> I'd use curl.

When you used Selenium did you do form testing? I am not sure what all
needs to be tested.

I currently have this(Test::WWW::Mechanize):
$mech->title_is('AppName', 'Make sure were on the AppName page');
$mech->submit_form_ok({form_number => 1, fields => { name => 'test'
}}, 'adding a name worked');

But if I change submit_form_ok to (the test still passes even though I
didn't pass in the name field):
$mech->submit_form_ok({form_number => 1}, 'adding a name shouldn''t work');


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