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NAME

       Weasel - Perl's php/Mink-inspired abstracted web-driver framework

VERSION

       0.20

SYNOPSIS

         use Weasel;
         use Weasel::Session;
         use Weasel::Driver::Selenium2;

         my $weasel = Weasel->new(
              default_session => 'default',
              sessions => {
                 default => Weasel::Session->new(
                   driver => Weasel::Driver::Selenium2->new(%opts),
                 ),
              });

         $weasel->session->get('http://localhost/index');

DESCRIPTION

       This module abstracts away the differences between the various web-driver protocols, like
       the Mink project does for PHP.

       While heavily inspired by Mink, "Weasel" aims to improve over it by being extensible,
       providing not just access to the underlying browser, yet to provide building blocks for
       further development and abstraction.

       Pherkin::Extension::Weasel provides integration with Test::BDD::Cucumber (aka pherkin),
       for BDD testing.

       For the actual page interaction, this module needs a driver to be installed.  Currently,
       that means Weasel::Driver::Selenium2.  Other driver implementations, such as Sahi
       <http://sahipro.com/> can be independently developed and uploaded to CPAN, or contributed.
       (We welcome and encourage both!)

   DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER FRAMEWORKS
       Mnemonics for element lookup patterns
           The central registry of xpath expressions to find common page elements helps to keep
           page access code clean. E.g. compare:

              use Weasel::FindExpanders::HTML;
              $session->page->find('*contains', text => 'Some text');

           With

              $session->page->find(".//*[contains(.,'Some text')]
                                         [not(.//*[contains(.,'Some text')])]");

           Multiple patterns can be registered for a single mnemonic, which will be concatenated
           to a single xpath expression to find the matching tags in a single driver query.

           Besides good performance, this has the benefit that the following

              $session->page->find('*button', text => 'Click!');

           can be easily extended to match Dojo toolkit's <http://dojotoolkit.org/documentation/>
           buttons, which on the HTML level don't contain visible button or input tags, simply by
           using the widget support set:

              use Weasel::Widgets::Dojo;

       Widgets encapsulate specific behaviours
           All elements in "Weasel" are of the base type "Weasel::Element", which encapsulates
           the regular element interactions (click, find children, etc).

           While most elements will be represented by "Weasel::Element", it's possible to
           implement other wrappers.  These offer a logical extension point to implement tag-
           specific utility functions.  E.g.  "Weasel::Widgets::HTML::Select", which adds the
           utility function "select_option".

           These widgets also offer a good way to override default behaviours.  One such case is
           the Dojo implementation of a 'select' element.  This element replaces the select tag
           entirely and in contrast with the original, doesn't keep the options as child elements
           of the 'select'-replacing tag.  By using the Dojo widget library

              use Weasel::Widget::Dojo;

           the lack of the parent/child relation between the the select and its options is
           transparently handled by overriding the widget's "find" and "find_all" methods.

DEPENDENCIES

       KEYS
           Returns a reference to a hash with names of the keys in the hash keys and single-
           character strings containing the key codes as the values.

ATTRIBUTES

       default_session
           The name of the default session to return from "session", in case no name argument is
           provided.

       sessions
           Holds the sessions registered with the "Weasel" instance.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

       session([$name [, $value]])
           Returns the session identified by $name.

           If $value is specified, it's associated with the given $name.

AUTHOR

       Erik Huelsmann

CONTRIBUTORS

       Erik Huelsmann Yves Lavoie

MAINTAINERS

       Erik Huelsmann

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

       Bugs can be filed in the GitHub issue tracker for the Weasel project:
        https://github.com/perl-weasel/weasel/issues

SOURCE

       The source code repository for Weasel is at
        https://github.com/perl-weasel/weasel

SUPPORT

       Community support is available through perl-weasel@googlegroups.com <mailto:perl-
       weasel@googlegroups.com>.

MAINTAINERS

       Erik Huelsmann

BUGS

       Bugs can be filed in the GitHub issue tracker for the Weasel project:
        https://github.com/perl-weasel/weasel/issues

SOURCE

       The source code repository for Weasel is at
        https://github.com/perl-weasel/weasel

SUPPORT

       Community support is available through perl-weasel@googlegroups.com <mailto:perl-
       weasel@googlegroups.com>.

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

        (C) 2016-2019  Erik Huelsmann

       Licensed under the same terms as Perl.