RSpec - how to validate that controller renders xml

Hi List

I have a controller method that I would like to render some objects as XML, using the following:

render :xml => @goals

Is there anyway in RSpec to check that the controller is indeed rendering xml?

Rory

Is this a conditional render call or does the action always render xml? It will always render xml if you tell it to, and you don’t need to test Rails; it’s already been tested.

Is this a conditional render call or does the action always render
xml? It will always render xml if you tell it to, and you don't need
to test Rails; it's already been tested.

That said, you could always check @response.content_type

Fred

Frederick Cheung wrote:

Is this a conditional render call or does the action always render xml? It will always render xml if you tell it to, and you don't need to test Rails; it's already been tested.

That said, you could always check @response.content_type

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Thanks Frederick and Ryan

To answer Ryan's question:

Currently, it will always render xml, but I am trying to do BDD and writing my specs first, therefore I am putting the spec in to force myself to remember to render as xml, rather than checking rails :wink:

I didn’t know about that @response.content_type, thanks Fred!

Also, isn’t it response, not @response?

I didn't know about that @response.content_type, thanks Fred!

Also, isn't it response, not @response?

Not as far as I know.

Fred

Frederick Cheung wrote:

I didn't know about that @response.content_type, thanks Fred!

Also, isn't it response, not @response?

Not as far as I know.

Fred

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Plain old response seems to work for me. Does anybody know if there is some place where the response methods are documented (e..g response.code, response.content_type etc) ?

I normally test XML and JSON responses using something like
http://pastie.caboo.se/199453

Rory McKinley wrote:

Plain old response seems to work for me. Does anybody know if there is some place where the response methods are documented (e..g response.code, response.content_type etc) ?

ActionController::AbstractResponse

Nice code in the pastie
Very helpful.
Thanks.

Spongy wrote: