Hello Again, After playing around with rexml with some of the URL’s provided in this thread and other sites I have found I have established that you are in fact correct and that rexml would be the way to go. However, I am still making requests and receiving responses to and from the WS via the UI, and as such I am in need of a little more help/advice with this.
After making the request with specific attributes a response is served up from the WS and is opened in another IE window. I can attach to the new window with out a problem but from that point on I am unsure as to how to proceed with the use of rexml. Bellow is an example of some thing I tried but I assume because I am making the. it 'Attaching to the new window and confirming that there was a VALID response from the web server' do @b2 = Watir::IE.attach(:url, ‘http://privateurl.asmx/ wsresponse') @b2.maximize xml = @b2.html doc = REXML::Document.new(xml) WID = REXML::XPath.first(doc.root, '//WID/text()') WID == (data['WIDTestField']) The reason I attempted “xml = @b2.html” is because when I view the source of the window that contains the response from the WS, it just shows the XML. Needless to say that didn’t work, and I didn’t really expect it to however I thought I would give it a shot. I then went to irb on the command line and had a look at what �...@b2.html” actually looked like. I was expecting to see the xml without formatting however there was a lot more to it than what the page source showed. This would explain the error message in my respec results.html: #<REXML::ParseException: missing attribute quote Line: Position: Last 80 unconsumed characters: <SPAN class=b> </SPAN> <SPAN class=m></</SPAN><SPAN class=t>Client</SPAN>> c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/parsers/baseparser.rb:345:in `pull' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/parsers/treeparser.rb:21:in `parse' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/document.rb:204:in `build' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/rexml/document.rb:42:in `initialize' ./tests/WsRequestClientByWid_test.rb:36:in `new' ./tests/WsRequestClientByWid_test.rb:36 c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_methods.rb:81:in `instance_eval' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_methods.rb:81:in `eval_block' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_methods.rb:15:in `execute' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.8/timeout.rb:48:in `timeout' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_methods.rb:12:in `execute' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_group_methods.rb:245:in `execute_examples' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_group_methods.rb:244:in `each' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_group_methods.rb:244:in `execute_examples' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/example/ example_group_methods.rb:141:in `run' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/runner/ example_group_runner.rb:22:in `run' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/runner/ example_group_runner.rb:21:in `each' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/runner/ example_group_runner.rb:21:in `run' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/runner/options.rb: 115:in `run_examples' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/lib/spec/runner/ command_line.rb:10:in `run' c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rspec-1.1.11/bin/spec:4 c:/ruby/bin/spec:16:in `load' c:/ruby/bin/spec:16 ... missing attribute quote Line: Position: Last 80 unconsumed characters: <SPAN class=b> </SPAN> <SPAN class=m></</SPAN><SPAN class=t>Client</SPAN> Line: Position: Last 80 unconsumed characters: <SPAN class=b> </SPAN> <SPAN class=m></</SPAN><SPAN class=t>Client</SPAN> Basically I was wondering if any one could suggest a way of me being able to use rexml without having to save any files and just using the xml response on the second IE window that is opened as a result of the request. Thanks again guys. I really appreciate your guidance. On Dec 5, 3:37 am, "Richard Lawrence" <rslawre...@gmail.com> wrote: > You really don't want to be reinventing XML parsing (badly) with > string substitution or regular expressions. Given a string with your > XML in it, theREXMLcode to get the values you want would look > something like the following. You'll have to use something like > Net::Http to actually make the web service call to get the XML string. > There are some decent examples > here:http://rubylearning.com/blog/2008/04/25/yahoo-web-services-in-ruby/. > > As Alex recommended, play around in irb with this to get a feel for it. > > require 'rexml/document' > > xml = '<?xml version="1.0" > ?><parent><firstName>Foo</firstName><lastName>Bar</lastName></parent>' > > doc =REXML::Document.new(xml) > > firstName =REXML::XPath.first(doc.root, '//firstName/text()') > lastName =REXML::XPath.first(doc.root, '//lastName/text()') > > Richard > > > > On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 4:38 AM, Alex Collins <a.j.collins...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > A useful general principle if you are wondering if something will work > > is to try it. In Ruby, start IRB (type irb at the command line) then > > type your ruby code. Irb will show you the results after each line. > > You do not need $ signs (ruby global variable) but you must certainly > > quote your strings. However your code will not work as there is no - > > method for a string. > > > Instead, you could use the sub or gsub methods: > > > a = "aba" > > a.gsub 'a', 'c' > > => "cbc" > > > In the simple case, it sounds like you want to use a regular > > expression (regexp) to do pattern recognition. Results of matching are > > stores in MatchData objects. Something like: > > > re = /<pattern>(.*)<\pattern/>/ > > matchdata = string.match(re) > > puts matchdata.captures > > > However, if you want to do more than this you would be better using > >REXML as Richard suggested. Alternatively, use a tool designed for > > testing XML webservices eg SOAPUI. Watir is designed for testing > > websites. > > > You might want to read a ruby tutorial though to get a better idea of > > how to use ruby. > > > Hope this helps. > > > On 4 Dec 2008, at 06:40, winstan <lucasdavidwinstan...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >> Would i be able to do some thing like this: > > >> $a = <ShortName>TESTA</ShortName> > >> $b = <ShortName> > >> $c = </ShortName> > >> $d = a - b > >> $e = d - c > > >> which in turn would make $e "TESTA"? > > >> On Dec 4, 4:55 pm, "Richard Lawrence" <rslawre...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>> Why are you accessing the web service using Watir and IE? Will end > >>> users of the web service access it with a browser? If not, and if > >>> you're just using the web service to get data to use in other GUI > >>> tests, you might find something like Net::Http andREXMLto be more > >>> appropriate for this part of your script. > > >>> Richard > > >>> -- > >>> Richard Lawrence > >>> Certified Scrum Coach > >>> Founder and Principal Consultant, Humanizing Work, LLC > >>> 303-895-7688 > >>> rich...@humanizingwork.comwww.humanizingwork.comwww.richardlawrence.info > > >>> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 9:29 PM, winstan > >>> <lucasdavidwinstan...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >>>> Hi all, > > >>>> I'm trying to capture a variety of data in an xml response from a > >>>> web > >>>> service, that is served up via IE and the GUI, however when I > >>>> interrogate the data using the IE dev toolbar I notice that all the > >>>> element properties render useless as they are all of the same nature > >>>> and properties. > > >>>> Bellow is an extract from an example xml response in which I want to > >>>> capture the given Shortname and Long name (TestA) and set them as > >>>> variables for use later in the script when accessing another system > >>>> and validating the data between the two GUI's. > > >>>> <ShortName>TESTA</ShortName> > >>>> <LongName>TestA</LongName> > > >>>> I hope the information provided is sufficient and understandable. > > >>>> Thanks again- Hide quoted text - > > >>> - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text - --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Watir General" group. 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