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NAME ^

Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst - Test::WWW::Mechanize for Catalyst

SYNOPSIS ^

  # We're in a t/*.t test script...
  # To test a Catalyst application named 'Catty':
  use Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst 'Catty';

  my $mech = Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst->new;
  $mech->get_ok("/"); # no hostname needed
  is($mech->ct, "text/html");
  $mech->title_is("Root", "On the root page");
  $mech->content_contains("This is the root page", "Correct content");
  $mech->follow_link_ok({text => 'Hello'}, "Click on Hello");
  # ... and all other Test::WWW::Mechanize methods

DESCRIPTION ^

Catalyst is an elegant MVC Web Application Framework. Test::WWW::Mechanize is a subclass of WWW::Mechanize that incorporates features for web application testing. The Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst module meshes the two to allow easy testing of Catalyst applications without starting up a web server.

Testing web applications has always been a bit tricky, normally starting a web server for your application and making real HTTP requests to it. This module allows you to test Catalyst web applications but does not start a server or issue HTTP requests. Instead, it passes the HTTP request object directly to Catalyst. Thus you do not need to use a real hostname: "http://localhost/" will do. However, this is optional. The following two lines of code do exactly the same thing:

  $mech->get_ok('/action');
  $mech->get_ok('http://localhost/action');

Links which do not begin with / or are not for localhost can be handled as normal Web requests - this is handy if you have an external single sign-on system. You must set allow_external to true for this:

  $m->allow_external(1);

You can also test a remote server by setting the environment variable CATALYST_SERVER, for example:

  $ CATALYST_SERVER=http://example.com/myapp prove -l t

will run the same tests on the application running at http://example.com/myapp regardless of whether or not you specify http:://localhost for Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst.

This makes testing fast and easy. Test::WWW::Mechanize provides functions for common web testing scenarios. For example:

  $mech->get_ok( $page );
  $mech->title_is( "Invoice Status", "Make sure we're on the invoice page" );
  $mech->content_contains( "Andy Lester", "My name somewhere" );
  $mech->content_like( qr/(cpan|perl)\.org/, "Link to perl.org or CPAN" );

This module supports cookies automatically.

To use this module you must pass it the name of the application. See the SYNOPSIS above.

Note that Catalyst has a special developing feature: the debug screen. By default this module will treat responses which are the debug screen as failures. If you actually want to test debug screens, please use:

  $m->{catalyst_debug} = 1;

An alternative to this module is Catalyst::Test.

CONSTRUCTOR ^

new

Behaves like, and calls, WWW::Mechanize's new method. Any parms passed in get passed to WWW::Mechanize's constructor. Note that we need to pass the name of the Catalyst application to the "use":

  use Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst 'Catty';
  my $mech = Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst->new;

METHODS ^

allow_external

Links which do not begin with / or are not for localhost can be handled as normal Web requests - this is handy if you have an external single sign-on system. You must set allow_external to true for this:

  $m->allow_external(1);

$mech->get_ok($url, [ \%LWP_options ,] $desc)

A wrapper around WWW::Mechanize's get(), with similar options, except the second argument needs to be a hash reference, not a hash. Returns true or false.

$mech->title_is( $str [, $desc ] )

Tells if the title of the page is the given string.

    $mech->title_is( "Invoice Summary" );

$mech->title_like( $regex [, $desc ] )

Tells if the title of the page matches the given regex.

    $mech->title_like( qr/Invoices for (.+)/

$mech->title_unlike( $regex [, $desc ] )

Tells if the title of the page matches the given regex.

    $mech->title_unlike( qr/Invoices for (.+)/

$mech->content_is( $str [, $desc ] )

Tells if the content of the page matches the given string

$mech->content_contains( $str [, $desc ] )

Tells if the content of the page contains $str.

$mech->content_lacks( $str [, $desc ] )

Tells if the content of the page lacks $str.

$mech->content_like( $regex [, $desc ] )

Tells if the content of the page matches $regex.

$mech->content_unlike( $regex [, $desc ] )

Tells if the content of the page does NOT match $regex.

$mech->page_links_ok( [ $desc ] )

Follow all links on the current page and test for HTTP status 200

    $mech->page_links_ok('Check all links');

$mech->page_links_content_like( $regex,[ $desc ] )

Follow all links on the current page and test their contents for $regex.

    $mech->page_links_content_like( qr/foo/,
      'Check all links contain "foo"' );

$mech->page_links_content_unlike( $regex,[ $desc ] )

Follow all links on the current page and test their contents do not contain the specified regex.

    $mech->page_links_content_unlike(qr/Restricted/,
      'Check all links do not contain Restricted');

$mech->links_ok( $links [, $desc ] )

Check the current page for specified links and test for HTTP status 200. The links may be specified as a reference to an array containing WWW::Mechanize::Link objects, an array of URLs, or a scalar URL name.

    my @links = $mech->find_all_links( url_regex => qr/cnn\.com$/ );
    $mech->links_ok( \@links, 'Check all links for cnn.com' );

    my @links = qw( index.html search.html about.html );
    $mech->links_ok( \@links, 'Check main links' );

    $mech->links_ok( 'index.html', 'Check link to index' );

$mech->link_status_is( $links, $status [, $desc ] )

Check the current page for specified links and test for HTTP status passed. The links may be specified as a reference to an array containing WWW::Mechanize::Link objects, an array of URLs, or a scalar URL name.

    my @links = $mech->links();
    $mech->link_status_is( \@links, 403,
      'Check all links are restricted' );

$mech->link_status_isnt( $links, $status [, $desc ] )

Check the current page for specified links and test for HTTP status passed. The links may be specified as a reference to an array containing WWW::Mechanize::Link objects, an array of URLs, or a scalar URL name.

    my @links = $mech->links();
    $mech->link_status_isnt( \@links, 404,
      'Check all links are not 404' );

$mech->link_content_like( $links, $regex [, $desc ] )

Check the current page for specified links and test the content of each against $regex. The links may be specified as a reference to an array containing WWW::Mechanize::Link objects, an array of URLs, or a scalar URL name.

    my @links = $mech->links();
    $mech->link_content_like( \@links, qr/Restricted/,
        'Check all links are restricted' );

$mech->link_content_unlike( $links, $regex [, $desc ] )

Check the current page for specified links and test the content of each does not match $regex. The links may be specified as a reference to an array containing WWW::Mechanize::Link objects, an array of URLs, or a scalar URL name.

    my @links = $mech->links();
    $mech->link_content_like( \@links, qr/Restricted/,
      'Check all links are restricted' );

follow_link_ok( \%parms [, $comment] )

Makes a follow_link() call and executes tests on the results. The link must be found, and then followed successfully. Otherwise, this test fails.

%parms is a hashref containing the parms to pass to follow_link(). Note that the parms to follow_link() are a hash whereas the parms to this function are a hashref. You have to call this function like:

    $agent->follow_like_ok( {n=>3}, "looking for 3rd link" );

As with other test functions, $comment is optional. If it is supplied then it will display when running the test harness in verbose mode.

Returns true value if the specified link was found and followed successfully. The HTTP::Response object returned by follow_link() is not available.

SEE ALSO ^

Related modules which may be of interest: Catalyst, Test::WWW::Mechanize, WWW::Mechanize.

AUTHOR ^

Leon Brocard, <acme@astray.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2005-7, Leon Brocard

LICENSE ^

This module is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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