After trying to do this the other day, there are a lot of different approaches to doing this. Here’s mine:
Let’s say you have an edit form that has a text input with a value already entered into it.
You want to write a test that verifies if the content is already in the input field. Seems easy, but it turns out it’s not so. A lot of the answers out there resorted to using Xpath, which works fine, but you can leverage RSpec’s own finding tools to do this too:
It avoids XPath, if that’s not your thing, and it’s slightly easier to read. I would have expected (no pun intended)
have_value to work, but it doesn’t look like it responds to