NAME

HTTP::WebTest::ReportPlugin - Subclass for HTTP::WebTest report plugins.

SYNOPSIS

Not applicable.

DESCRIPTION

This is a subclass of HTTP::WebTest. HTTP::WebTest report plugin classes can inherit from this class. It handles some test parameters common to report plugins by providing implementation of the method print.

TEST PARAMETERS

output_ref

GLOBAL PARAMETER

A reference to a scalar that accumulates text of test report. If this test parameter is specified then value of test parameter fh_out is ignore.

This parameter can be used only when passing the test parameters as arguments from a calling Perl script.

fh_out

GLOBAL PARAMETER

A filehandle (or anything else that supports print) to use for test report output. This parameter is ignored if test parameter output_ref is specified also.

This parameter can be used only when passing the test parameters as arguments from a calling Perl script.

mail_addresses

GLOBAL PARAMETER

A list of e-mail addresses where report will be send (if sending report is enabled with mail test parameter).

mail

GLOBAL PARAMETER

Option to e-mail output to one or more addresses specified by mail_addresses test parameter.

  • all

    Send e-mail containing test results.

  • errors

    Send e-mail only if one or more tests fails.

  • no

    Do not send e-mail.

Default value

no

mail_server

GLOBAL PARAMETER

Fully-qualified name of of the mail server (e.g., mailhost.mycompany.com).

Default value

localhost

mail_from

GLOBAL PARAMETER

Sets From: header for test report e-mails.

Default Value

Name of user under which test script runs.

CLASS METHODS

test_output ()

Returns

Returns a reference to buffer that stores copy of test output.

Prints data in <@array> either into string (if test parameter output_ref is set) or to some filehandle (if test parameter fh_out is set) or to standard output.

Also stores this data into buffer accessible via method test_output.

start_tests ()

This method is called by HTTP::WebTest at the beginning of the test run. Its implementation in this class initializes the output buffer for the test report.

If you redefine this method in a subclass, be sure to call the superclass method in the new method:

    sub start_tests {
        my $self = shift;

        $self->SUPER::start_tests;

        # your code here
        ....
    }

end_tests ()

This method is called by HTTP::WebTest at the end of a test run. Its implementation in this class e-mails the test report according test parameters mail***.

If you redefine this method in subclass be sure to call the superclass method in the new method:

    sub end_tests {
        my $self = shift;

        # your code here
        ....

        $self->SUPER::end_tests;
    }

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2001-2002 Ilya Martynov. All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

HTTP::WebTest

HTTP::WebTest::API

HTTP::WebTest::Plugins

HTTP::WebTest::Plugin

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