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NAME

       Test::WWW::Declare - declarative testing for your web app

SYNOPSIS

           use Test::WWW::Declare tests => 3;
           use Your::Web::App::Test;

           Your::Web::App::Test->start_server;

           session 'testuser' => run {
               flow 'log in and out' => check {
                   flow 'log in' => check {
                       get 'http://localhost/';
                       fill form 'login' => {
                           username => 'testuser',
                           password => 'drowssap',
                       };
                       content should contain 'log out';
                   };

                   flow 'log out' => check {
                       get 'http://localhost/';
                       click href 'log out';
                   };
               };
           };

DESCRIPTION

       Often in web apps, tests are very dependent on the state set up by previous tests. If one
       test fails (e.g. "follow the link to the admin page") then it's likely there will be many
       more failures. This module aims to alleviate this problem, as well as provide a nicer
       interface to Test::WWW::Mechanize.

       The central idea is that of "flow". Each flow is a sequence of commands ("fill in this
       form") and assertions ("content should contain 'testuser'"). If any of these commands or
       assertions fail then the flow is aborted. Only that one failure is reported to the test
       harness and user. Flows may also contain other flows. If an inner flow fails, then the
       outer flow fails as well.

FLOWS AND SESSIONS

   session NAME => run { CODE }
       Sessions are a way of associating a set of flows with a WWW::Mechanize instance. A session
       is mostly equivalent with a user interacting with your web app.

       Within a session, every command ("get", "click link", etc) is operating on that session's
       WWW::Mechanize instance. You may have multiple sessions in one test file. Two sessions
       with the same name are in fact the same session.  This lets you write code like the
       following, simplified slightly:

           session 'first user' => run {
               get "$URL/give?task=1&victim=other";
               session 'other user' => run {
                   get "$URL/tasks";
                   content should match qr/task 1/;

                   # this is the same session/mech as the outermost 'first user'
                   session 'first user' => run {
                       get "$URL/tasks";
                       content shouldnt match qr/task 1/;
                   };
               };
           };

   flow NAME => check { CODE }
       A flow encompasses a single test. As described above, each flow is a sequence of commands,
       assertions, and other flows. If any of the components of a flow fail, the rest of the flow
       is aborted and one or more test failures are reported to the test harness.

COMMANDS

   get URL
   click button
   click href
   follow_link
   fill form NAME => {FIELD1 => VALUE1, FIELD2 => VALUE2}

ASSERTIONS

       Every assertion has two parts: a subject and a verb.

   SUBJECTS
       content

       title

       url

   VERBS
       should(nt) (caselessly) match REGEX

       should(nt) (caselessly) contain STRING

       should(nt) (caselessly) lack STRING

       should(nt) (caselessly) equal STRING

SUBCLASSING

       One of the goals of this module is to let you subclass it to provide extra features, such
       as automatically logging in a user each time a session is created.

CAVEATS

       If you fail any tests, then the actual number of tests run may be fewer than you have in
       your file. This is because when a flow fails, it immediately aborts the rest of its body
       (which may include other flows). So if you're setting the number of tests based on how
       many ran, make sure that all tests passed.

BUGS

       Hopefully few. We'd like to know about any of them. Please report them to
       "bug-test-www-declare@rt.cpan.org".

SEE ALSO

       Test::WWW::Mechanize, Jifty.

MAINTAINER

       Shawn M Moore "<sartak@bestpractical.com>"

ORIGINAL AUTHOR

       Jesse Vincent "<jesse@bestpractical.com>"

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007-2008 Best Practical Solutions, LLC

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