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1.0 (xxxx-xx-xx)

- Created recipe with ZopeSkel
[Peter Dyson]

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This is a full-blown functional test. The emphasis here is on testing what
the user may input and see, and the system is largely tested as a black box.
We use PloneTestCase to set up this test as well, so we have a full Plone site
to play with. We *can* inspect the state of the portal, e.g. using
self.portal and self.folder, but it is often frowned upon since you are not
treating the system as a black box. Also, if you, for example, log in or set
roles using calls like self.setRoles(), these are not reflected in the test
browser, which runs as a separate session.

Being a doctest, we can tell a story here.

First, we must perform some setup. We use the testbrowser that is shipped
with Five, as this provides proper Zope 2 integration. Most of the
documentation, though, is in the underlying zope.testbrower package.

>>> from Products.Five.testbrowser import Browser
>>> browser = Browser()
>>> portal_url = self.portal.absolute_url()

The following is useful when writing and debugging testbrowser tests. It lets
us see all error messages in the error_log.

>>> self.portal.error_log._ignored_exceptions = ()

With that in place, we can go to the portal front page and log in. We will
do this using the default user from PloneTestCase:

>>> from Products.PloneTestCase.setup import portal_owner, default_password


We have the login portlet, so let's use that.

>>> browser.getControl(name='__ac_name').value = portal_owner
>>> browser.getControl(name='__ac_password').value = default_password
>>> browser.getControl(name='submit').click()

Here, we set the value of the fields on the login form and then simulate a
submit click.

We then test that we are still on the portal front page:

>>> browser.url == portal_url

And we ensure that we get the friendly logged-in message:

>>> "You are now logged in" in browser.contents

-*- extra stuff goes here -*-


Peter Dyson, Author


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