A solution for the “I Follow” bug with cucumber and Capybara

While working on a new application and writing tests I encountered a problem:
This is the test I have been using:

[ruby]
Scenario: Deleting a project from the main page
Given I am on the account home page
When I follow "Delete Project"
Then I should see "Your project has been deleted"
[/ruby]

The error that was shown is this:

[shell]
undefined local variable or method `node’ for #<Capybara::Driver::Node tag="a" …
[/shell]

Here’s a screen shot of the test run:
Screen shot 2010-11-23 at 5.36.24 PM

After browsing around for quite some time, I found that the error is originated with this line in env.rb file:

[ruby]
require ‘cucumber/rails/capybara_javascript_emulation’ # Lets you click links with onclick javascript handlers without using @culerity or @javascript
[/ruby]

Commenting out this line solved the problem for me and now I can continue with my testing. I hope it will solve your problem as well.

5 thoughts on “A solution for the “I Follow” bug with cucumber and Capybara”

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  2. Thanks very much. I ran into exactly the same issue, and the solution worked for me as well.
    I’m using rails 2.3.5, cucumber 0.10.0, cucumber-4ails 0.3.2, and capybara 0.4.1.1.

  3. Thank you for writing this up – I was running into the same error and your post has helped me get to my new app’s first passing test!

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