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WebDriver throws misleading exception for missing element #3528

cmbuckley opened this Issue Sep 19, 2016 · 0 comments


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cmbuckley commented Sep 19, 2016

For the following steps:

$I->click("Link Text");

The following failure is seen (as expected):

Step  Click "Link Text"
Fail  Link or Button or CSS or XPath element with 'Link Text' was not found.

However this works as expected because Codeception\Util\Locator::isCSS("Link Text") returns true, so the call to $this->match in WebDriver::click is returning an empty list rather than a MalformedLocatorException.

So if the following steps are used instead:

$I->click("Link 2");

Since "Link 2" does not match the same isCSS check, match throws the exception.

This is equivalent of #2408 for WebDriver, and was not properly fixed by #2960/#2966.

I am aware that $I->click(["link" => "Link 2"]); will work, but this is about fixing the exception message.

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