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Edge

Release date: Unreleased

Fixed

  • Element#inspect doesn't raise an error on obsolete elements

Version 2.13.0

Release date: 2017-03-16

Added

  • Selenium driver supports returning element(s) from evaluate_script [Thomas Walpole]
  • rack_test driver supports click on checkboxes and radio buttons to change their states [Thomas Walpole]
  • Support RSpec equivalent assertions and expectations for MiniTest [Thomas Walpole]

Fixed

  • Editing of content editable children with selenium

Version 2.12.1

Release date: 2017-02-16

Fixed

  • Disable lazy Capybara::Results evaluation for JRuby due to ongoing issues

Version 2.12.0

Release date: 2017-01-22

Added

  • Session#switch_to_frame for manually handling frame switching - Issue #1365 [Thomas Walpole]
  • Session#within_frame now accepts a selector type (defaults to :frame) and locator [Thomas Walpole]
  • Session#execute_script and Session#evaluate_script now accept optional arguments that will be passed to the JS function. This may not be supported by all drivers, and the types of arguments that may be passed is limited. If drivers opt to support this feature they should support passing page elements. [Thomas Walpole]
  • :exact option for text and title matchers - Issue #1256 [Thomas Walpole]
  • :exact_text option for selector finders/minders - Issue #1256 [Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara.exact_text setting that affects the text matchers and :text options passed to selector finders/matchers. Issue #1256 [Thomas Walpole]
  • :make_visible option for #attach_file that allows for convenient changing of the CSS style of a file input element before attaching the file to it. Requires driver support for passing page elements to Session#execute_script [Thomas Walpole]
  • assert_all_selectors/assert_none_of_selectors assertions added
  • :link selector (used by find_link/click_link) now supports finding hyperlink placeholders (no href attribute) when href: nil option is specified [Thomas Walpole]
  • within_element as an alias of within due to RSpec collision

Fixed

  • Fields inside a disabled fieldset are now correctly considered disabled - Issue #1816 [Thomas Walpole]
  • Lazy Capybara::Results evaluation enabled for JRuby 9.1.6.0+
  • A driver returning nil for #current_url won't raise an exception when calling #current_path [Dylan Reichstadt]
  • Support Ruby 2.4.0 unified Integer [Koichi ITO]
  • RackTest driver no longer modifies the text content of textarea elements in order to behave more like a real browser [Thomas Walpole]
  • TextQuery (assert_text/have_text/etc) now ignores errors when trying to generate more helpful errors messages so the original error isn't hidden [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.11.0

Release date: 2016-12-05

Added

  • Options for clearing session/local storage on reset added to the Selenium driver
  • Window size changes wait for the size to stabilize
  • Defined return value for most actions
  • Ignore specific error when qutting selenium driver instance - Issue #1773 [Dylan Reichstadt, Thomas Walpole]
  • Warn on selenium unknown errors rather than raising when quitting driver [Adam Pohorecki, Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara::Result#each now returns an Enumerator when called without a block - Issue #1777 [Thomas Walpole]

Fixed

  • Selenium driver with Chrome should support multiple file upload [Thomas Walpole]
  • Fix visible: :hidden with :text option behavior [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.10.2

Release date: 2016-11-30

Fixed

  • App exceptions with multiple parameter initializers now re-raised correctly - Issue #1785 [Michael Lutsiuk]
  • Use Addressable::URI when parsing current_path since it's more lenient of technically invalid URLs - Issue #1801 [Marcos Duque, Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.10.1

Release date: 2016-10-08

Fixed

  • App errors are now correctly raised with the explanatory cause in JRuby [Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara::Result optimization disabled in JRuby due to issue with lazy enumerator evaluation [Thomas Walpole] See: https://github.com/jruby/jruby/issues/4212

Version 2.10.0

Release date: 2016-10-05

Added

  • Select <button> elements with descendant images with alt attributes matching the locator [Ian Lesperance]
  • Locator string is optional in selector based matchers [Thomas Walpole]
  • Selectors can specify their default visible setting [Thomas Walpole]
  • Selector based finders and matchers can be passed a block to filter the results within the retry behavior [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.9.2

Release date: 2016-09-29

Fixed

  • :label built-in selector finds nested label/control by control id if the label has no 'for' attribute [Thomas Walpole]
  • Warning issued if an unknown selector type is specified [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.9.1

Release date: 2016-09-23

Fixed

  • allow_label_click option did not work in some cases with Poltergeist - Issue #1762 [Thomas Walpole]
  • matches_selector? should have access to all of a selectors options except the count options [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.9.0

Release date: 2016-09-19

Fixed

  • Issue with rack-test driver and obselete mime-types when using #attach_file - Issue #1756 [Thomas Walpole]

Added

  • :class option to many of the built-in selectors [Thomas Walpole]
  • Removed need to specify value when creating :boolean filter type in custom selectors [Thomas Walpole]
  • Filters can now be implemented through the XPath/CSS expressions in custom selectors [Thomas Walpole]
  • Element#matches_xpath? and Element#matches_css? [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.8.1

Release date: 2016-08-25

###Fixed

  • Fixed error message from have_text when text is not found but contains regex special characters [Ryunosuke Sato]
  • Warn when :exact option is passed that has no effect [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.8.0

Release date: 2016-08-16

Fixed

  • Issue with modals present when closing the page using selenium - Issue #1696 [Jonas Nicklas, Thomas Walpole]
  • Server errors raised in test code have the cause set to an explanatory exception in rubies that support Exception#cause rather than a confusing ExpectationNotMet - Issue #1719 [Thomas Walpole]
  • background/given/given! RSpec aliases will work if RSpec config.shared_context_metadata_behavior == :apply_to_host_groups [Thomas Walpole]
  • Fixed setting of unexpectedAlertError now that Selenium will be freezing the Capabilities::DEFAULTS [Thomas Walpole]

Added

  • 'check', 'uncheck', and 'choose' can now optionally click the associated label if the checkbox/radio button is not visible [Thomas Walpole]
  • Raise error if Capybara.app_host/default_host are specified incorrectly [Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara::Selector::FilterSet allows for sharing filter definitions between selectors [Thomas Walpole]
  • Remove need to pass nil locator in most node actions when locator is not needed [Thomas Walpole]
  • New frames API for drivers - Issue #1365 [Thomas Walpole]
  • Deprecated Element#parent in favor of Element#query_scope to better indicate what it is [Thomas Walpole]
  • Improved error messages for have_text matcher [Alex Chaffee, Thomas Walpole]
  • The :with option for the field selector now accepts a regular expression for matching the field value [Uwe Kubosch]
  • Support matching on aria-label attribute when finding fields/links/buttons - Issue #1528 [Thomas Walpole]
  • Optimize Capybara::Result to only apply fields as necessary in common use-case of .all[idx] [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.7.1

Release date: 2016-05-01

Fixed

  • Issue where within_Frame would fail with Selenium if the frame is removed from within itself [Thomas Walpole]
  • Reset sessions in reverse order so sessions with active servers are reset last - Issue #1692 [Jonas Nicklas, Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.7.0

Release date: 2016-04-07

Fixed

  • Element#visible?/checked?/disabled?/selected? Now return boolean as expected when using the rack_test driver [Thomas Walpole]
  • The rack_test driver now considers <input type="hidden"> elements as non-visible [Thomas Walpole]
  • A nil locator passed to the built-in html type selectors now behaves consistently, and finds elements of the expected types [Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara::Server now searches for available ports on the same interface it binds to [Aaron Stone]
  • Selenium Driver handles system modals that appear when page is unloading [Thomas Walpole]
  • Warning output if unused parameters are passed to a selector query [Thomas Walpole]

Added

  • Capybara now waits for requests to Capybaras server to complete while restting the session [John Hawthorn, Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara.reuse_server option to allow disabling of sharing server instance between sessions [Thomas Walpole]
  • :multiple filter added to relevant selectors [Thomas Walpole]
  • Provided server registrations for :webrick and :puma. Capybara.server = :puma for testing with Rails 5 [Thomas Walpole]
  • Deprecate passing a block to Capybara::server user Capybara::register_server instead [Thomas Walpole]
  • :option selector supports :selected and :disabled filters [Thomas Walpole]
  • Element#matches_selector? and associated matchers (match_selector, match_css, etc) for comparing an element to a selector [Thomas Walpole]
  • Deprecated Driver#browser_initialized? - Driver#reset! is required to be synchronous [Jonas Nicklas, Thomas Walpole]
  • Deprecated Capybara.save_and_open_page_path in favor of Capybara.save_path with slightly different behavior when using relative paths with save_page/save_screenshot [Thomas Walpole]
  • :label selector [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.6.2

Relase date: 2016-01-27

Fixed

  • support for more than just addressable 2.4.0 [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.6.1

Release date: 2016-01-27

Fixed

  • Add missing require for addressable [Jorge Bejar]

Version 2.6.0

Relase date: 2016-01-17

Fixed

  • Fixed path escaping issue with current_path matchers [Thomas Walpole, Luke Rollans] (Issue #1611)
  • Fixed circular require [David Rodríguez]
  • Capybara::RackTest::Form no longer overrides Object#method [David Rodriguez]
  • options and with_options filter for :select selector have more intuitive visibility behavior [Nathan]
  • Test for nested modal API method support [Thomas Walpole]

Added

  • Capybara.modify_selector [Thomas Walpole]
  • xfeature and ffeature aliases added when using RSpec [Filip Bartuzi]
  • Selenium driver supports a :clear option to #set to handle different strategies for clearing a field [Thomas Walpole]
  • Support the use of rack 2.0 with the rack_test driver [Travis Grathwell, Thomas Walpole]
  • Disabled option for default selectors now supports true, false, or :all [Jillian Rosile, Thomas Walpole]
  • Modal API methods now default wait time to Capybara.default_max_wait_time [Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.5.0

Release date: 2015-08-25

Fixed

  • Error message now raised correctly when invalid options passed to 'have_text'/'have_content' [Thomas Walpole]
  • Rack-test driver correctly gets document title when elements on the page have nested title elements (SVG) [Thomas Walpole]
  • 'save_page' no longer errors when using Capybara.asset_host if the page has no <head> element [Travis Grathwell]
  • rack-test driver will ignore clicks on links with href starting with '#' or 'javascript:'

Added

  • has_current_path? and associated asserts/matchers added [Thomas Walpole]
  • Implement Node#path in selenium driver [Soutaro Matsumoto]
  • 'using_session' is now nestable [Thomas Walpole]
  • 'switch_to_window' will now use waiting behavior for a matching window to appear [Thomas Walpole]
  • Warning when attempting to select a disabled option
  • Capybara matchers are now available in RSpec view specs by default [Joshua Clayton]
  • 'have_link' and 'click_link' now accept Regexp for href matching [Yaniv Savir]
  • 'find_all' as an alias of 'all' due to collision with RSpec
  • Capybara.wait_on_first_by_default setting (default is false) If set to true 'first' will use Capybaras waiting behavior to wait for at least one element to appear by default
  • Capybara waiting behavior uses the monotonic clock if supported to ease restrictions on freezing time in tests [Dmitry Maksyoma, Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara.server_errors setting that allows to configure what type of errors will be raised from the server thread [Thomas Walpole]
  • Node#send_keys to allow for sending keypresses directly to elements [Thomas Walpole]
  • 'formmethod' attribute support in RackTest driver [Emilia Andrzejewska]
  • Clear field using backspaces in Selenium driver by using :fill_options => { :clear => :backspace } [Joe Lencioni]

Deprecated

  • Capybara.default_wait_time deprecated in favor of Capybara.default_max_wait_time to more clearly explain its purpose [Paul Pettengill]

Version 2.4.4

Release date: 2014-10-13

Fixed

  • Test for visit behavior updated [Phil Baker]
  • Removed concurrency prevention in favor of a note in the README - due to load order issues

Version 2.4.3

Relase date: 2014-09-21

Fixed

  • Update concurrency prevention to match Rails 4.2 behavior

Version 2.4.2

Release date: 2014-09-20

Fixed

  • Prevent concurrency issue when testing Rails app with default test environment [Thomas Walpole]
  • Tags for windows API tests fixed [Dmitry Vorotilin]
  • Documentation Fixes [Andrey Botalov]
  • Always convert visit url to string, fixes issue with visit when always_include_port was enabled [Jake Goulding]
  • Check correct rspec version before including ::RSpec::Matchers::Composable in Capybara RSpec matchers [Thomas Walpole, Justin Ko]

Version 2.4.1

Release date: 2014-07-03

Added

  • 'assert_text', 'assert_no_text', 'assert_title', 'assert_no_title' methods added [Andrey Botalov]
  • have_title matcher now supports :wait option [Andrey Botalov]
  • More descriptive have_text error messages [Andrey Botalov]
  • New modal API ('accept_alert', 'accept_confirm', 'dismiss_confirm', 'accept_prompt', 'dismiss_prompt') - [Mike Pack, Thomas Walpole]
  • Warning when attempting to set contents of a readonly element
  • Suport for and/or compounding of Capybara's RSpec matchers for RSpec 3 [Thomas Walpole]
  • :fill_options option for 'fill_in' method that propagates to 'set' to allow for driver specific modification of how fields are filled in [Gabriel Sobrinho, Thomas Walpole]
  • Improved selector/filter description in failure messages [Thomas Walpole]

Fixed

  • HaveText error message now shows the text checked all the time
  • RackTest driver no longer attempts to follow an anchor tag without an href attribute
  • Warnings under RSpec 3
  • Handle URI schemes like about: correctly [Andrey Botalov]
  • RSpecs expose_dsl_globally option is now followed [Myron Marston, Thomas Walpole]

Version 2.3.0

Release date: 2014-06-02

Added

  • New window management API [Andrey Botalov]
  • Speed improvement for visible text detection in RackTest [Thomas Walpole] Thanks to Phillipe Creux for instigating this
  • RSpec 3 compatability
  • 'save_and_open_screenshot' functionality [Greg Lazarev]
  • Server errors raised on visit and synchronize [Jonas Nicklas]

Fixed

  • CSSHandlers now derives from BasicObject so globally included functions (concat, etc) shouldn't cause issues [Thomas Walpole]
  • touched reset after session is reset [lesliepc16]

Version 2.2.1

Release date: 2014-01-06

Fixed

  • Reverted a change in 2.2.0 which navigates to an empty file on reset. Capybara, now visits about:blank like it did before. [Jonas Nicklas]

Version 2.2.0

Release date: 2013-11-21

Added

  • Add go_back and go_forward methods. [Vasiliy Ermolovich]
  • Support RSpec 3 [Thomas Holmes]
  • has_button?, has_checked_field? and has_unchecked_field? accept options, like other matchers. [Carol Nichols]
  • The assert_selector and has_text? methods now support the :wait option [Vasiliy Ermolovich]
  • RackTest's visible? method now checks for the HTML5 hidden attribute.
  • Results from #all now delegate the sample method. [Phil Lee]
  • The set method now works for contenteditable attributes under Selenium. [Jon Rowe]
  • radio buttons and check boxes can be filtered by option value, useful when selecting by name [Jonas Nicklas]
  • feature blocks can be nested within other feature blocks in RSpec tests [Travis Gaff]

Fixed

  • Fixed race conditions causing stale element errors when filtering by text. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Resetting the page is now synchronous and navigates to an empty HTML file, instead of about:blank, fixing hanging issues in JRuby. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Fixed cookies not being set when path is blank under RackTest [Thomas Walpole]
  • Clearing fields now correctly causes change events [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Navigating to an absolute URI without trailing slash now works as expected under RackTest [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Checkboxes without assigned value default to on under RackTest [Nigel Sheridan-Smith]
  • Clicks on buttons with no form associated with them are ignored in RackTest instead of raising an obscure exception. [Thomas Walpole]
  • execute_script is now a session method [Andrey Botalov]
  • Nesting within_window and within_frame inside within resets the scope so that they behave like a user would expect [Thomas Walpole]
  • Improve handling of newlines in textareas [Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara::Result delegates its inspect method, so as not to confuse users [Sam Rawlins]
  • save_page always returns a full path, fixes problems with Launchy [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Selenium driver's quit method does nothing when browser hasn't been loaded [randoum]
  • Capybara's WEBRick server now propertly respects the server_host option [Dmitry Vorotilin]
  • gemspec now includes license information [Jonas Nicklas]

Version 2.1.0

Release date: 2013-04-09

Changed

  • Hard version requirement on Ruby >= 1.9.3. Capybara will no longer install on 1.8.7. [Felix Schäfer]
  • Capybara no longer depends on the selenium-webdriver gem. Add it to your Gemfile if you wish to use the Selenium driver. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Capybara.ignore_hidden_elements defaults to true. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • In case of multiple matches smart matching is used by default. Set Capybara.match = :one to revert to old behaviour. [Jonas Nicklas].
  • Options in select boxes use smart matching and no longer need to match exactly. Set Capybara.exact_options = false to revert to old behaviour. [Jonas Nicklas].
  • Visibility of text depends on Capybara.ignore_hidden_elements instead of always returning only visible text. Set Capybara.visible_text_only = true to revert to old behaviour. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Cucumber cleans up session after scenario instead. This is consistent with RSpec and makes more sense, since we raise server errors in reset!. [Jonas Nicklas]

Added

  • All actions (click_link, fill_in, etc...) and finders now take an options hash, which is passed through to find. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • CSS selectors are sent straight through to driver instead of being converted to XPath first. Enables the use of some pseudo selectors, such as invalid in some drivers. [Thomas Walpole]
  • Capybara.asset_host option, which inserts a base tag into the page on save_and_open_page, eases debugging with the Rails asset pipeline. [Steve Hull]
  • exact option, can specify whether to match substrings or entire text. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • match option, can specify behaviour in case of multiple matches. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • wait option, can specify how long to wait for a given action/finder. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Config option which disables bubbling of errors raised inside server. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • text now takes a parameter which makes it possible to return either all text or only visible text. The default depends on Capybara.ignore_hidden_elements. Capybara.visible_text_only option is available for compatibility. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • has_content? and has_text? now take the same count options as has_selector? [Andrey Botalov]
  • current_scope is now public API, returns the current element when within is used. [Martijn Walraven]
  • find("input").disabled? returns true if a node is disabled. [Ben Lovell]
  • Find disabled fields and buttons with :disabled => false. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • find("input").hover moves the mouse to the element in supported drivers. [Thomas Walpole]
  • RackTest driver now support form attribute on form elements. [Thomas Walpole]
  • page.title returns the page title. [Terry Progetto]
  • has_title? matcher to assert on page title. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • The gem is now signed with a certicficate. The public key is available in the repo. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • :select and :textarea are valid options for the :type filter on find_field and has_field?. [Yann Plancqueel]

Fixed

  • Fixed race conditions when synchronizing across multiple nodes [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Fixed race conditions in deeply nested selectors [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Fix issue with within_frame, where selecting multiple nested frames didn't work as intended. [Thomas Walpole]
  • RackTest no longer fills in readonly textareas. [Thomas Walpole]
  • Don't use autoload to load files, require them directly instead. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Rescue weird exceptions when booting server [John Wilger]
  • Non strings are now properly cast when using the maxlength attribute [Jonas Nicklas]

Version 2.0.3

Release date: 2013-03-26

  • Check against Rails version fixed to work with Rails' master branch now returning a Gem::Version [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Use posix character class for whitespace replace, solves various encoding problems on Ruby 2.0.0 and JRuby. [Ben Cates]

Version 2.0.2

Release date: 2012-12-31

Changed

  • Capybara no longer uses thin as a server if it is available, due to thread safety issues. Now Capybara always defaults to WEBrick. [Jonas Nicklas]

Fixed

  • Suppress several warnings [Kouhei Sutou]
  • Fix default host becoming nil [Brian Cardarella]
  • Fix regression in 2.0.1 which caused node comparisons with non node objects to throw an exception [Kouhei Sotou]
  • A few changes to the specs, only relevant to driver authors [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Encoding error under JRuby [Piotr Krawiec]
  • Ruby 2 encoding fix [Murahashi Sanemat Kenichi]
  • Catch correct exception on server timeout [Jonathan del Strother]

Version 2.0.1

Release date: 2012-12-21

Changed

  • Move the RackTest driver override with the :respect_data_method option enabled from capybara/rspec to capybara/rails, so that it is enabled in Rails projects that don't use RSpec. [Carlos Antonio da Silva]
  • source is now an alias for html. RackTest no longer returns modifications to html. This basically codifies the behaviour which we've had for a while anyway, and should have minimal impact for end users. For driver authors, it means that they only have to implement html, and not source. [Jonas Nicklas]

Fixed

  • Visiting relative URLs when app_host is set and no server is running works as expected. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • fill_in works properly under Selenium again when the caret is not at the end of the field before the method is called. [Douwe Maan, Jonas Nicklas, Jari Bakken]
  • attach_file can once again be given a Pathname [Jake Goulding]

Version 2.0.0

Release date: 2012-11-05

Changed

  • Dropped official support for Ruby 1.8.x. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • respect_data_method default to false for the RackTest driver in non-rails applications. That means that Capybara no longer picks up data-method="post" et. al. from links by default when you haven't required capybara/rails [Jonas Nicklas]
  • find now raises an error if more than one element was found. Since find is used by most actions, like click_link under the surface, this means that all actions need to unambiguous in the future. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • All methods which find or manipulate fields or buttons now ignore them when they are disabled. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Can no longer find elements by id via find(:foo), use find("#foo") or find_by_id("foo") instead. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Element#text on RackTest now only returns visible text and normalizes (strips) whitespace, as with Selenium [Mark Dodwell, Jo Liss]
  • has_content? now checks the text value returned by Element#text, as opposed to querying the DOM. Which means it does not match hidden text. [Ryan Montgomery, Mark Dodwell, Jo Liss]
  • #394: #body now returns the unmodified source (like #source), not the current state of the DOM (like #html), by popular request [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Node#all no longer returns an array, but rather an enumerable Capybara::Result [Jonas Nicklas]
  • The arguments to select and unselect needs to be the exact text of an option in a select box, substrings are no longer allowed [Jonas Nicklas]
  • The options option to has_select? must match the exact set of options. Use with_options for the old behaviour. [Gonzalo Rodriguez]
  • The selected option to has_select? must match all selected options for multiple selects. [Gonzalo Rodriguez]
  • Various internals for running driver specs, this should only affect driver authors [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Rename Driver#body to Driver#html (relevant only for driver authors) [Jo Liss]

Removed

  • No longer possible to specify failure_message for custom selectors. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • #589: Capybara.server_boot_timeout has been removed in favor of a higher (60-second) hard-coded timeout [Jo Liss]
  • Capybara.prefer_visible_elements has been removed, as it is no longer needed with the changed find semantics [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Node#wait_until and Session#wait_until have been removed. See Node#synchronize for an alternative [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Capybara.timeout has been removed [Jonas Nicklas]
  • The :resynchronize option has been removed from the Selenium driver [Jonas Nicklas]
  • The rows option to has_table? has been removed without replacement. [Jonas Nicklas]

Added

  • Much improved error message [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Errors from inside the session for apps running in a server are raised when session is reset [James Tucker, Jonas Nicklas]
  • A ton of new selectors built in out of the box, like field, link, button, etc... [Adam McCrea, Jonas Nicklas]
  • has_text? has been added as an alias for has_content? [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Add Capybara.server_host option (default: 127.0.0.1) [David Balatero]
  • Add :type option for page.has_field? [Gonzalo Rodríguez]
  • Custom matchers can now be specified in CSS in addition to XPath [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Node#synchronize method to rerun a block of code if certain errors are raised [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Capybara.always_include_port config option always includes the server port in URLs when using visit. Facilitates testing different domain names. [Douwe Maan]
  • Redirect limit for RackTest driver is configurable [Josh Lane]
  • Server port can be manually specified during initialization of server. [Jonas Nicklas, John Wilger]
  • has_content? and has_text? can be given a regular expression [Vasiliy Ermolovich]
  • Multiple files can be uploaded with attach_file [Jarl Friis]

Fixed

  • Nodes found via all are no longer reloaded. This fixes weird quirks where nodes would seemingly randomly replace themselves with other nodes [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Session is only reset if it has been modified, dramatically improves performance if only part of the test suite runs Capybara. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Test suite now passes on Ruby 1.8 [Jo Liss]
  • #565: require 'capybara/dsl' is no longer necessary [Jo Liss]
  • Rack::Test now respects ports when changing hosts [Jo Liss]
  • #603: Rack::Test now preserves the original referer URL when following a redirect [Rob van Dijk]
  • Rack::Test now does not send a referer when calling visit multiple times [Jo Liss]
  • Exceptions during server boot now propagate to main thread [James Tucker]
  • RSpec integration now cleans up before the test instead of after [Darwin]
  • If respect_data_method is true, the data-method attribute can be capitalized [Marco Antonio]
  • Rack app boot timing out raises an error as opposed to just logging to STDOUT [Adrian Irving-Beer]
  • #source returns an empty string instead of nil if no pages have been visited [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Ignore first leading newline in textareas in RackTest [Vitalii Khustochka]
  • within_frame returns the value of the given block [Alistair Hutchison]
  • Running Node.set on text fields will not trigger more than one change event [Andrew Kasper]
  • Throw an error when an option is given to a finder method, like all or has_selector? which Capybara doesn't understand [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Two references to the node now register as equal when comparing them with == [Jonas Nicklas]
  • has_text (has_content) now accepts non-string arguments, like numbers. [Jo Liss]
  • has_text and text now correctly normalize Unicode whitespace, such as &nbsp;. [Jo Liss]
  • RackTest allows protocol relative URLs [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Arguments are cast to string where necessary, so that e.g. click_link(:foo) works as expected. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • :count => 0 now works as expected [Jarl Friis]
  • Fixed race conditions on negative assertions when removing nodes [Jonas Nicklas]

Version 1.1.4

Release date: 2012-11-28

Fixed

  • Fix more race conditions on negative assertions. [Jonas Nicklas]

Version 1.1.3

Release date: 2012-10-30

Fixed:

  • RackTest driver ignores leading newline in textareas, this is consistent with the spec and how browsers behave. [Vitalii Khustochka]
  • Nodes found via all and first are never reloaded. This fixes issues where a node would sometimes magically turn into a completely different node. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Fix race conditions on negative assertions. This fixes issues where removing an element and asserting on its non existence could cause StaleElementReferenceError and similar to be thrown. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Options are no longer lost when reloading elements. This fixes issues where reloading an element would cause a non-matching element to be found, because options to find were ignored. [Jonas Nicklas]

Version 1.1.2

Release date: 2011-11-15

Fixed

  • #541: Make attach_file work with selenium-webdriver >=2.12 [Jonas Nicklas]

Version 1.1.0

Release date: 2011-09-02

Fixed

  • Sensible inspect for Capybara::Session [Jo Liss]
  • Fix headers and host on redirect [Matt Colyer, Jonas Nicklas, Kim Burgestrand]
  • using_driver now restores the old driver instead of reverting to the default [Carol Nichols]
  • Errors when following links relative to the root path under rack-test [Jonas Nicklas, Kim Burgestrand]
  • Make sure exit codes are propagated properly [Edgar Beigarts]

Changed

  • resynchronization is off by default under Selenium

Added

  • Elements are automatically reloaded (including parents) during wait [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Rescue driver specific element errors, such as the dreaded ObsoleteElementError and retry [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Raise an error if something has frozen time [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Allow within to take a node instead of a selector [Peter Williams]
  • Using wait_time_time to change wait time for a block of code [Jonas Nicklas, Kim Burgestrand]
  • Option for rack-test driver to disable data-method hack [Jonas Nicklas, Kim Burgestrand]

Version 1.0.1

Release date: 2011-08-12

Fixed

  • Dependend on selenium-webdriver ~>2.0 and fix deprecations [Thomas Walpole, Jo Liss]
  • Depend on Launch 2.0 [Jeremy Hinegardner]
  • Rack-Test ignores fill in on fields with maxlength=""

Version 1.0.0

Release date: 2011-06-14

Added

  • Added DSL for acceptance tests, inspired by Luismi Cavallé's Steak [Luismi Cavalle and Jonas Nicklas]
  • Selenium driver automatically waits for AJAX requests to finish [mgiambalvo, Nicklas Ramhöj and Jonas Nicklas]
  • Support for switching between multiple named sessions [Tristan Dunn]
  • failure_message can be specified for Selectors [Jonas Nicklas]
  • RSpec matchers [David Chelimsky and Jonas Nicklas]
  • Added save_page to save tempfile without opening in browser [Jeff Kreeftmeijer]
  • Cucumber now switches automatically to a registered driver if the tag matches the name [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Added Session#text [Jonas Nicklas and Scott Cytacki]
  • Added Session#html as an alias for Session#body [Jo Liss]
  • Added Session#current_host method [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Buttons can now be clicked by title [Javier Martin]
  • :headers option for RackTest driver to set custom HTTP headers [Jonas Nicklas]

Removed

  • Culerity and Celerity drivers have been removed and split into separate gems [Gabriel Sobrinho]

Deprecated

  • include Capybara has been deprecated in favour of include Capybara::DSL [Jonas Nicklas]

Changed

  • Rack test driver class has been renamed from Capybara::Driver::RackTest to Capybara::RackTest::Driver [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Selenium driver class has been renamed from Capybara::Driver::Selenium to Capybara::Selenium::Driver [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Capybara now prefers visible elements over hidden elements, disable by setting Capybara.prefer_visible_elements = false [Jonas Nicklas and Nicklas Ramhöj]
  • For RSpec, :type => :request is now supported (and preferred over :acceptance) [Jo Liss]
  • Selenium driver tried to wait for AJAX requests to finish before proceeding [Jonas Nicklas and Nicklas Ramhöj]
  • Session no longer uses method missing, uses explicit delegates instead [Jonas Nicklas]

Fixed

  • The Rack::Test driver now respects maxlength on text fields [Guilherme Carvalho]
  • Allow for more than one save_and_open_page call per second [Jo Liss]
  • Automatically convert options to :count, :minimum, :maximum, etc. to integers [Keith Marcum]
  • Rack::Test driver honours maxlength on input fields [Guilherme Carvalho]
  • Rack::Test now works as expected with domains and subdomains [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Session is reset more thoroughly between tests. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Raise error when uploading non-existant file [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Rack reponse body should respond to #each [Piotr Sarnacki]
  • Deprecation warnings with selenium webdriver 0.2.0 [Aaron Gibraltar]
  • Selenium Chrome no longer YELLS tagname [Carl Jackson & David W. Frank]
  • Capybara no longer strips encoding before sending to Rack [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Improve handling of relative URLs [John Barton]
  • Readd and fix build_rack_mock_session [Jonas Nicklas, Jon Leighton]

Version 0.4.1

Release date: 2011-01-21

Added

  • New click_on alias for click_link_or_button, shorter yet unambiguous. [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Finders now accept :visible => false which will find all elements regardless of Capybara.ignore_hidden_elements [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Configure how the server is started via Capybara.server { |app, port| ... }. [John Firebough]
  • Added :between, :maximum and :minimum options to has_selector and friends [James B. Byrne]
  • New Capybara.string util function which allows matchers on arbitrary strings, mostly for helper and view specs [David Chelimsky and Jonas Nicklas]
  • Server boot timeout is now configurable, via Capybara.server_boot_timeout [Adam Cigánek]
  • Built in support for RSpec [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Capybara.using_driver to switch to a different driver temporarily [Jeff Kreeftmeijer]
  • Added Session#first which is somewhat speedier than Session#all, use it internally for speed boost [John Firebaugh]

Changed

  • Session#within now accepts the same arguments as other finders, like Session#all and Session#find [Jonas Nicklas]

Removed

  • All deprecations from 0.4.0 have been removed. [Jonas Nicklas]

Fixed

  • Don't mangle URLs in save_and_open_page when using self-closing tags [Adam Spiers]
  • Catch correct error when server boot times out [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Celerity driver now properly passes through options, making it configurable [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Better implementation of attributes in C[ue]lerity, should fix issues with attributes with strange names [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Session#find no longer swallows errors [Jonas Nicklas]
  • Fix problems with multiple file inputs [Philip Arndt]
  • Submit multipart forms as multipart under rack-test even if they contain no files [Ryan Kinderman]
  • Matchers like has_select? and has_checked_field? now work with dynamically changed values [John Firebaugh]
  • Preserve order of rack params [Joel Chippindale]
  • RackTest#reset! is more thorough [Joel Chippindale]

Version 0.4.0

Release date: 2010-10-22

Changed

  • The Selector API was changed slightly, use Capybara.add_selector, see README

Fixed

  • Celerity driver is registered properly
  • has_selector? and has_no_selector? added to DSL
  • Multiple selects return correct values under C[cu]lerity
  • Naked query strings are handled correctly by rack-test

Version 0.4.0.rc

Release date: 2010-10-12

Changed

  • within and find/locate now follow the XPath spec in that //foo finds all nodes in the document, instead of only for the context node. See this post for details: http://groups.google.com/group/ruby-capybara/browse_thread/thread/b129067979df21b3
  • within now executes within the first found instance of the selector, not in all of them
  • find now waits for AJAX requests and raises an exception when the element is not found (same as locate used to do)
  • The default selector is now CSS, not XPath

Deprecated

  • Session#click has been renamed click_link_or_button and the old click has been deprecated
  • Node#node has been renamed native
  • Node#locate is deprecated in favor of Node#find, which now behaves identically
  • Session#drag is deprecated, please use Node#drag_to(other_node) instead

Added

  • Pretty much everything is properly documented now
  • It's now possible to call all session methods on nodes, like find('#foo').fill_in(...)
  • Custom selectors can be added with Capybara::Selector.add
  • The :id selector is added by default, use it lile find(:id, 'foo') or find(:foo)
  • Added Node#has_selector? so any kind of selector can be queried.
  • Added Capybara.configure for less wordy configuration
  • Added within_window to switch between different windows (currently Selenium only)
  • Capybara.server_port to provide a fixed port if wanted (defaults to automatic selection)

Fixed

  • CSS selectors with multiple selectors, such as "h1, h2" now work correctly
  • Port is automatically assigned instead of guessing
  • Strip encodings in rack-test, no more warnings!
  • RackTest no longer submits disabled fields
  • Servers no longer output annoying debug information when started
  • TCP port selection is left to Ruby to decide, no more port guessing
  • Select boxes now return option value instead of text if present
  • The default has been changed from localhost to 127.0.0.1, should fix some obscure selenium bugs
  • RackTest now supports complex field names, such as foo[bar][][baz]

Version 0.3.9

Release date: 2010-07-03

Added

  • status_code which returns the HTTP status code of the last response (no Selenium!)
  • Capybara.save_and_open_page to store tempfiles
  • RackTest and Culerity drivers now clean up after themselves properly

Fixed

  • When no rack app is set and the app is called, a more descriptive error is raised
  • select now works with optgroups
  • Don't submit image buttons unless they were clicked under rack-test
  • Support custom field types under Selenium
  • Support input fields without a type, treat them as though they were text fields
  • Redirect now throws an error after 5 redirects, as per RFC
  • Selenium now properly raises an error when Node#trigger is called
  • Node#value now returns the correct value for textareas under rack-test

Version 0.3.8

Release date: 2010-05-12

Added

  • Within_frame method to execute a block of code within a particular iframe (Selenium only!)

Fixed

  • Single quotes are properly escaped with select under rack-test and Selenium.
  • The :text option for searches now escapes regexp special characters when a string is given.
  • Selenium now correctly checks already checked checkboxes (same with uncheck)
  • Timing issue which caused Selenium to hang under certain circumstances.
  • Selenium now resolves attributes even if they are given as a Symbol

Version 0.3.7

Release date: 2010-04-09

This is a drop in compatible maintainance release. It's mostly important for driver authors.

Added

  • RackTest scans for data-method which rails3 uses to change the request method

Fixed

  • Don't hang when starting server on Windoze

Changed

  • The driver and session specs are now located inside lib! Driver authors can simply require them.

Version 0.3.6

Release date: 2010-03-22

This is a maintainance release with minor bug fixes, should be drop in compatible.

Added

  • It's now possible to load in external drivers

Fixed

  • has_content? ignores whitespace
  • Trigger events when choosing radios and checking checkboxes under Selenium
  • Make Capybara.app totally optional when running without server
  • Changed fallback host so it matches the one set up by Rails' integration tests

Version 0.3.5

Release date: 2010-02-26

This is a mostly backwards compatible release, it does break the API in some minor places, which should hopefully not affect too many users, please read the release notes carefully!

Breaking

  • Relative searching in a node (e.g. find('//p').all('//a')) will now follow XPath standard this means that if you want to find descendant nodes only, you'll need to prefix a dot!
  • visit now accepts fully qualified URLs for drivers that support it.
  • Capybara will always try to run a rack server, unless you set Capybara.run_sever = false

Changed

  • thin is preferred over mongrel and webrick, since it is Ruby 1.9 compatible
  • click_button and click will find , clicking them does nothing in RackTest

Added

  • Much improved error messages in a multitude of places
  • More semantic page querying with has_link?, has_button?, etc...
  • Option to ignore hidden elements when querying and interacting with the page
  • Support for multiple selects

Fixed

  • find_by_id is no longer broken
  • clicking links where the image's alt attribute contains the text is now possible
  • within_fieldset and within_table work when the default selector is CSS
  • boolean attributes work the same across drivers (return true/false)