[Cosmo-dev] Getting a handle on specific UI elements
mde at osafoundation.org
Thu Dec 7 22:24:04 PST 2006
I'd like to get the ball rolling on a discussion about a way to allow QA
to get a handle on various UI elements for testing. The discussion
started with buttons, but will apply to other UI elements as well.
To be specific, QA needs a way to identify pieces of the UI with an id
attribute of a DOM node -- to simulate clicks, for example.
Here are a list of the requirements as I understand them. Hopefully this
will provide a jumping-off point for discussion.
1. DOM-node ids have to be unique.
2. QA needs to be able to identify a piece of UI in a repeatable fashion.
3. It needs to be a system that doesn't require a lot of maintenence or
Is this accurate?
Bobby, I know you had some specific ideas already. Could you elaborate a
bit on what you were thinking of?
I hope we arrive at something workable fairly quickly, as the way QA is
having to update names of buttons in tests by hand right now is totally
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