NAME

Weasel::Element - The base HTML/Widget element class

VERSION

0.02

SYNOPSIS

   my $element = $session->page->find("./input[\@name='phone']");
   my $value = $element->send_keys('555-885-321');

DESCRIPTION

This module provides the base class for all page elements, encapsulating the regular element interactions, such as finding child element, querying attributes and the tag name, etc.

DEPENDENCIES

ATTRIBUTES

session

Required. Holds a reference to the Weasel::Session to which the element belongs. Used to access the session's driver to query element properties.x

_id

Required. Holds the element_id used by the session's driver to identify the element.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

find($locator [, scheme => $scheme] [, widget_args => \@args ] [, %locator_args])

Finds the first child element matching c<$locator>. Returns undef when not found. Optionally takes a scheme argument to identify non-xpath type locators.

In case the $locator is a mnemonic (starts with an asterisk ['*']), additional arguments may be provided for expansion of the mnemonic. See Weasel::FindExpanders::HTML for documentation of the standard expanders.

Any arguments passed in the $widget_args array reference, are passed to the widget's constructor.

find_all($locator [, scheme => $scheme] [, widget_args => \@args ] [, %locator_args])

Returns, depending on scalar vs array context, a list or an arrayref with matching elements. Returns an empty list or ref to an empty array when none found. Optionally takes a scheme argument to identify non-xpath type locators.

In case the $locator is a mnemonic (starts with an asterisk ['*']), additional arguments may be provided for expansion of the mnemonic. See Weasel::FindExpanders::HTML for documentation of the standard expanders.

Any arguments passed in the $widget_args array reference, are passed to the widget's constructor.

get_attribute($attribute)

Returns the value of the element's attribute named in $attribute or undef if none exists.

Note: Some browsers apply default values to attributes which are not part of the original page. As such, there's no direct relation between the existence of attributes in the original page and this function returning undef.

Note: Those users familiar with Selenium might be looking for a method called is_selected or set_selected. Weasel doesn't have that short-hand. Please use get_attribute/set_attribute with an attribute name of selected instead.

set_attribute($attribute, $value)

Sets the value of the element's attribute named in $attribute.

Note: Those users familiar with Selenium might be looking for a method called is_selected or set_selected. Weasel doesn't have that short-hand. Please use get_attribute/set_attribute with an attribute name of selected instead.

get_text()

Returns the element's 'innerHTML'.

has_class
is_displayed

Returns a boolean indicating if an element is visible (e.g. can potentially be scrolled into the viewport for interaction).

click()

Scrolls the element into the viewport and simulates it being clicked on.

send_keys(@keys)

Focusses the element and simulates keyboard input. @keys can be any number of strings containing unicode characters to be sent. E.g.

   $element->send_keys("hello", ' ', "world");
tag_name()

Returns the name of the tag of the element, e.g. 'div' or 'input'.

AUTHOR

Erik Huelsmann

CONTRIBUTORS

Erik Huelsmann Yves Lavoie

MAINTAINERS

Erik Huelsmann

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Bugs can be filed in the GitHub issue tracker for the Weasel project: https://github.com/perl-weasel/weasel/issues

SOURCE

The source code repository for Weasel is at https://github.com/perl-weasel/weasel

SUPPORT

Community support is available through perl-weasel@googlegroups.com.

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

 (C) 2016-2019  Erik Huelsmann

Licensed under the same terms as Perl.