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From Janek Bogucki <...@studylink.com>
Subject Re: [latka]Project alive?
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2003 15:51:38 GMT
On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 04:59, Oliver Heger wrote:
> Fine! Then would there be interest for the following feature:
> 
> I have written a simple HTML parser that is able to extract links (<a> 
> tags, forms, frames) from HTML pages. My tool that I have mentioned in 
> my first mail, stores these links for all pages that it has loaded. It 
> then allows to define requests that follow some or all of these 
> extracted links.
> 
> So after a page was loaded it is e.g. possible to say "follow the 1st 
> link of this page", or "follow the link with the text xy", or "send the 
> first form with the following parameters". This way quite dynamic tests 
> can be defined.
> 
> As far as I understand Latka it at the moment supports only static URLs 
> that must be defined in the test XML file. This could it make difficult 
> to test dynamic web applications that generate complex URLs for 
> accessing its elements. Writing test scripts would be easier if those 
> URLs could be extracted directly from the loaded pages.
> 
> Do you think this feature is worth to be added to Latka?
> 
> Oli

When I first used lakta I would have used this feature had it been
present. I would have liked to get a page with a list of dynamic URLs
and then followed the first five, for example. So I expect it would be
of interest to future users.

There is a link extraction class in the latka code base already but IIRC
it was just a command line tool and not integrated in latka.

-Janek


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