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Ruby Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Build a Todo List Application with Rails 4 Adding Validations to Todo Items

Ed Fernandez
Ed Fernandez
13,245 Points

untouched spec file fails

In this lesson video, when running "rake" to validate all spec files, I get an error on a spec file that I did not modify.

The error message is:


1) todo_lists/index renders a list of todo_lists Failure/Error: assert_select "tr>td", :text => "Title".to_s, :count => 2 MiniTest::Assertion: <Title> expected but was <Title MyText>.. <0> expected but was <2>. # ./spec/views/todo_lists/index.html.erb_spec.rb:20:in `block (2 levels) in <top (required)>'

The contents of the unmodified index.html.erb_spec.rb file are:

require 'spec_helper'

describe "todo_lists/index" do before(:each) do assign(:todo_lists, [ stub_model(TodoList, :title => "Title", :description => "MyText" ), stub_model(TodoList, :title => "Title", :description => "MyText" ) ]) end

it "renders a list of todo_lists" do render # Run the generator again with the --webrat flag if you want to use webrat matchers assert_select "tr>td", :text => "Title".to_s, :count => 2 assert_select "tr>td", :text => "MyText".to_s, :count => 2 end end

Has anyone else experienced this error? Any solutions?


1 Answer

Ed Fernandez
Ed Fernandez
13,245 Points

Ok, mystery solved.

The error had to do with forgetting to add a closing "</td>" after the "Title" field in my "/todo_lists/index.html.erb" file.