WWW::Webrobot::pod::OutputListeners - Interface for the family of output listeners
Usage within a config file:
output=WWW::Webrobot::Print::MakeTestplan output=WWW::Webrobot::Print::Text output=WWW::Webrobot::Print::Test output=WWW::Webrobot::Print::Html # Caveat: What follows "File" is really perl syntax (eval'ed) output=WWW::Webrobot::Print::File 'dir' => 'diff_new', 'diff_mode' => 'diff_orig' output=WWW::Webrobot::Print::File 'dir' => 'diff_orig'
Note: Output will look funny if you define more than one output listener that prints to STDOUT.
If you want to implement an output listener you must implement the following methods:
- $obj -> global_start ()
This method is called once for a testplan before further processing is done. You may use it to open files, etc.
- $obj -> global_end ()
This method is called once for a testplan after all processing is done. You may use it to close files, etc.
- $obj -> item_pre ($arg)
This method is called before any request is done. The argument is a hash that defines the values for this single request. This hash is defined within the testplan, see the XML representation of
<request>in WWW::Webrobot::pod::Testplan or dump it.
use Data::Dumper; print Dumper $arg;
- $obj -> item_post($r, $arg)
This method is called after any request has completed.
$r is a HTTP::Response object. It contains the both the request and the response.
There may be situations where your testplan request results in a authentification or redirecting response (got a 401 authenticate response or 3xx redirect response).
In this case Webrobot does the necessary follow up requests as defined in LWP::UserAgent. You may access any chaining requests via the
$arg is the same as in
This listener produces output for Test::Harness on STDOUT. Preferred listener for terminal output.
This listener generates a bunch of HTML files to be viewed with a web browser. No output to STDOUT.
This listener produces output as plain text on STDOUT. Still working but no longer maintained, use WWW::Webrobot::Print::Test instead.
Write response content to the file system and diff to a previous run. Prints to STDOUT in diff-mode only.
Write out all visited urls. This is usefull if you run WWW::Webrobot::Recur::LinkChecker or WWW::Webrobot::Recur::Browser where additional urls are visited. The output format is suitable for webrobot-gen-plan.
Copyright(c) 2004 ABAS Software AG
This software is licensed under the perl license, see LICENSE file.